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Galileo: EU orders 12 satellites from ThalesAleniaSpace and Airbus for 1.47 billion euros



The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it had awarded a contract for 12 satellites to ThalesAleniaSpace and Airbus for 1.47 billion euros, for the next generation of the Galileo satellite positioning system.

“The first satellites of this second generation will be placed in orbit by the end of 2024,” the European executive said in a statement. “With their new capacities based on high innovative technologies (…), these satellites will improve the accuracy of Galileo”, underlined the Commission.




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