The European Space Agency has announced that the in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system
Thales Alenia Space has announced that the French-Italian dual broadband telecommunications Access on Theatres for European allied forces Nations-French Italian Dual Use Satellite (Athena-Fidus) satellite will be launched shortly by Arianespace.
Selex ES has been awarded a €10.3 million contract by the European GNSS Agency to deliver the first generation of Public Regulated Service operational receivers for use by PRS participants in EU member states.
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Russian operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) to build the Yamal-601 telecommunications satellite, which will provide fixed communications, broadcast and Internet access services.
Airbus Defence and Space will provide a secure data services pilot for the Rakel nationwide Swedish radio communications network, which will complement existing public safety radio networks by using multiple commercial broadband mobile networks.
BAE Systems has designed the SWaP Multi-INT system, which detects and tracks adversaries’ activities in real time. The new multi-function radar system integrates with airborne intelligence, gathering sensors that capture information simultaneously.