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Thales Alenia Space Confirms Its Key Role In Galileo 2nd Generation Program By Signing Contracts For The Ground Mission Segment And System Activities

By Eric Van Rees - 24th July 2023 - 09:02

More than 300 M€ global amount contracts to serve engineering, ground mission segment and enhanced performance

Thales Alenia Space, a Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%) has signed with the European Space Agency (ESA), acting in the name and on behalf of the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and the European Union represented by the European Commission, more than 300 M€ global amount contracts to design and build with its European consortium the Galileo Second Generation (G2G) Ground Mission Segment and execute System Engineering Activities.

These contracts, in which Leonardo and Telespazio (Joint Venture between Leonardo 67 % and Thales 33 %) are also involved, will provide to ESA the delivery of the Ground Mission Segment infrastructure for the 2nd Generation of Galileo Satellites constellation as well as System Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA).

The G2G first version of the new ground mission system is scheduled to come into operation on time to support the launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) of the first satellite of this second generation and support the in-orbit validation of early G2G capabilities. A total of 12 satellites are expected to be launched in the following years. It includes several world-class technological innovations, flexibility while ensuring a secured and modernized infrastructure.

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