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Galileo oh bbrochure

  1. 1. S PA C E S Y S T E M S + S E C U R I T Y Galileo European Satellite Navigation System Space Segment
  2. 2. Galileo – Space Segment OHB-System AG and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. lation programme within schedule and price for the (SSTL) have signed a contract to bid together for German government. This contract included develop- the 28 satellites of the European Satellite Navigation ment, manufacturing, launches and 10 years of opera- System Galileo. tions. Another major project is the development of a small geostationary satellite (Small GEO) through the OHB-System AG will act as the prime contractor and ESA ARTES-11 programme. will also supply the satellite platforms. SSTL will supply the satellites' payloads and together with OHB will form SSTL has broad experience in the field of small, inno- the satellite core team. The system level activities will vative, affordable satellites. Most recently, SSTL deli- be led by OHB but making use of the experience gained vered the 5-satellite RapidEye constellation, now ope- by SSTL through the GIOVE activities. Satellite level rating and providing full operational capabilities to its assembly integration and test will be performed at OHB German owners. SSTL has a long involvement in in Germany and will involve both companies. Galileo through the successfully implemented GIOVE-A project which ESA declared a “full mission success” in OHB-System AG relies on a heritage of more than 25 2008. Following from GIOVE-A, SSTL commenced acti- years in design, manufacturing, integration, deploy- vities for a second demonstrator, GIOVE-A2 and also ment and operation of satellites, constellations and supported ESA in the In-Orbit test of GIOVE-B. space systems. OHB’s relevant experience for the Galileo programme includes the outstanding success The Galileo system is scheduled to be operational of the completion of the 5-satellite SAR-Lupe constel- in 2013. Contact OHB-System AG, Universitätsallee 27–29 Steffen Leuthold (responsible) 28359 Bremen, Germany Corporate Communications Tel. +49 (0)421 2020-620, Fax +49 (0)421 2020-9898 leuthold@ohb-system.de, www.ohb-system.de

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