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21.08.2012
Kongsberg Norspace to supply more hardware for Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites

Horten, Norway 07th August 2012 – UK’s Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), working with Germany’s OHB System AG to build twenty-two (14 + 8) satellites for Europe’s future Galileo satellite positioning system, has selected Kongsberg Norspace® of Horten, Norway for delivery of two different payload units for the last eight of these satellites.

Kongsberg Norspace has been working on unit deliveries for the first fourteen satellites since April 2010, and has now secured recurring contracts for unit deliveries to the eight follow-on satellites ordered this year. The combined value of the new contracts is in excess of 10 million euros, bringing the total value of Norspace’s Galileo work to more than 30 million euros.

The two units Kongsberg Norspace is to deliver are a Frequency Generator and Upconverter Unit (FGUU) and an equipment for the search-and-rescue payload, called Search And Rescue Transponder (SART).

Commenting on the contracts award, Sverre Bisgaard, CEO of Kongsberg Norspace, stated, “We are delighted to be entrusted with these new contracts in a very competitive environment, demonstrating Kongsberg Norspace leading position for these products”.

 



"This document has been produced under funding of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union and/or ESA.  The Full Operational Capability phase of the Galileo programme is managed and fully funded by the European Commission.  The Commission and ESA have signed a delegation agreement by which ESA acts as design and procurement agent on behalf of the Commission.  "Galileo" is a trademark subject to OHIM application number 002742237 by EU and ESA."

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