Astrium, key player of Galileo programme

<p>Galileo project, the European satellite navigation system, comprises a global satellite-based network for precise positioning and timing information. It will offer services to users in various domains (commercial, safety and security, science, leisure), including guaranteed and certified services for safety-critical applications (civil aviation, emergency services, security). Consisting of 30 spacecraft in Medium Earth Orbit and associated ground infrastructure, the system will be gradually built up over the next years.</p><div>Astrium is playing a major role in the design and development of Galileo since the beginning of the programme and has significantly contributed to it with its comprehensive set of competencies in the field of <strong>satellite navigation and large-scale space programmes</strong>.</div>

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