Galileo Satellite Navigation System under demanding Covid-19

Galileo Satellite Navigation System under demanding Covid-19
06.05.2020 spaceopal-GmbH

Spaceopal, securing the services of the global Galileo Satellite Navigation System under demanding Covid-19 Pandemic Situation

Spaceopal is implementing multiple protective measures to continue delivering proficient Galileo Service Operations to safeguard the functioning of the Galileo positioning system.

With an extraordinary Covid-19 pandemic management, Spaceopal (a DLR GfR mbH and Telespazio S.p.A. Company) continue delivering on behalf of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) proficient Galileo Service Operations to safeguard the functioning of the Galileo System and provision of the Galileo global navigation services with the expected remarkable performance.

 “We have taken comprehensive measures to meet the expectations of our customers, to secure our operations and to protect our employees at this special time. We therefore ensure that the Galileo Global satellite Navigation services are being provided uninterrupted to the user community worldwide.” Andrè Bauerhin, Managing Director of Spaceopal.

The current development of the spread of the coronavirus is being closely monitored and the continuously evolving situation at all operational sites and teams is actively managed with the support of our industrial team to mitigate any service impacting risk at present.

Since early 2020, Spaceopal, together with its reliable industrial team, implemented multiple protective measures covering all teams deployed at the Munich headquarter and at the 3 Galileo European Operational Centres in Italy, Germany and Spain as well as the logistic facilities in Belgium.

The energy to fight Covid-19 has been used by Spaceopal to increase the robustness of the Galileo Services by revoking and exercising in short time highly resilient operational scenarios to safeguard the mission under all circumstances.

Covid-19 is a global crisis, it changed our daily lives and our work, but it has also pushed all of us to mobilize our energies and consequently has amplified the role of Spaceopal. Our colleagues are working in safety and with all necessary precautions, with success and perseverance in crisis management”. Paolo Minciacchi, CEO of Spaceopal.