SES Provides Managed Services for Galileo
SES will provide a series of services for the Galileo European navigation system under a long-term agreement signed with Spaceopal. The contract is part of the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) framework agreement between Spaceopal and the European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency (GSA).
Under the agreement, SES will provide Spaceopal with services to support the maintenance and seamless operations of the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). SES will be responsible for in-orbit measurements for the Galileo satellite constellation and in the frame of the worldwide Galileo Data Dissemination Network (GDDN) managed by Telespazio S.p.A, SES is responsible to provide VSAT managed services as Telespazio subcontractor.
SES, as subcontractor of Spaceopal, has played an important role in the early development and deployment of the Galileo system, and for the GSOp project, is instrumental to the deployment and maintenance of the GDDN in the frame of Telespazio industrial team. 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 (IOV) Phase.
“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.”
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Picture left to right: Ruy Pinto (Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief Technology Officer of SES), André Bauerhin (Chief Operating Officer, Spaceopal), Nicole Robinson (SVP Global Government at SES Networks), Etienne Schneider (Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy)