SES provides managed services for Galileo navigation system

June 11, 2018  - By

From left: Ruy Pinto, chief information officer, deputy chief technology officer of SES; André Bauerhin, COO, Spaceopal; Nicole Robinson, SVP Global Government at SES Networks; Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy. (Photo: SES)

SES will provide a series of services for the Galileo European navigation system under a long-term agreement with Spaceopal, a joint venture between Telespazio and DLR GfR mbH. According to SES, the contract is part of the Galileo Service Operator framework agreement between Spaceopal and the European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency.

Under the agreement, SES will provide Spaceopal with services to support the maintenance and operations of the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System. Further, SES will be responsible for in-orbit measurements for the Galileo satellite constellation and provide VSAT managed services to Telespazio for the Galileo Data Dissemination Network.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with SES in the framework of the Galileo Service Operator contract with the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency,” said André Bauerhin, COO of Spaceopal. “SES’s previous success with the Galileo project in delivering and managing services for both in-orbit testing and the Galileo Data Dissemination Network has made SES the clear choice for this operational contract.”

SES also looks forward to the partnership.

“We are proud that we can continue to draw on the experience that we have accumulated while working on Galileo over the years, and continue to be part of the team in ensuring the reliability of the GNSS system and accommodating its shifting demands in the next decade,” said Nicole Robinson, SVP Global Government at SES Networks.

Previously, SES has provided infrastructure and services for the Galileo program, as well as ground stations and in-orbit testing during the In-Orbit Validation Phase.

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