Company: OHB-System AG
In December 2007, the EU Conference of Ministers of Transport decided to implement the new Galileo navigation system with improved procedural rules and a balanced economic plan to strengthen competition and to permit dual sourcing.
OHB-System AG and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) have signed a contract providing for joint activities in connection with the Galileo program. For this purpose, OHB will be acting as contractor general and providing the satellite platforms, while SSTL will be supplying the payloads for the satellites.
OHB-System AG has been selected by the European Commission and ESA for the development and integration of 22 Galileo FOC satellites*. The first two satellites are in the ESA test centre in Noorwijk/Netherlands.
* The Full Operational Capability phase of the Galileo programme is managed and fully funded by the European Union. The Commission and ESA have signed a delegation agreement by which ESA acts as design and procurement agent on behalf of the Commission. The views expressed in this Press Release can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union and/or ESA."Galileo*" is a trademark subject to OHIM application number 002742237 by EU and ESA.
ESA/EU (customer), SSTL