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Brussels, 19 September 2008

GALILEO: 11 candidates short-listed for the next step of the procurement procedure

The European Commission and the European Space Agency have selected 11 applicants out of the 21 applications received for the procurement procedure of the first complete constellation of the European satellite navigation system (GALILEO).. During the first phase of the procedure, interested parties submitted a "Request to participate" and candidates were short-listed on the basis of pre-defined selection and exclusion criteria. The next step of the procurement procedure will be organised and managed by the European Space Agency as the delegated procurement agent, in close coordination with the European Commission as the contracting authority.

The 11 pre-selected candidates are:

  • 1. System Support
  • ThalesAleniaSpace (IT)
  • Logica (NL)

  • 2. Ground Mission System
  • ThalesAleniaSpace (FR)
  • Logica (UK)

  • 3. Ground Control System
  • Astrium (UK)
  • G-Nav grouping represented by Lockheed Martin IS&S (UK)

  • 4. Space segment
  • Astrium (DE)
  • OHB System DE
  • 5. Launch Services
  • Arianespace (FR)

  • 6. Operations
  • Nav-up grouping represented by Inmarsat (UK)
  • DLR (DE) and Telespazio (IT)

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