ESA to contract with two consortia for next Galileo satellite procurement, says Brexit cost unknown

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Space Agency and the European Commission will selected two consortia to build the next series of Galileo positioning, navigation and timing satellites rather than relying on a single prime contractor, as they have done up to now, ESA Navigation Director Paul Verhoef said June 15.

Verhoef said ESA and the commission as yet have no idea of the precise consequences, in schedule slips and higher cost, of removing Britain from future Galileo bids relating to the system’s security elements.

In a press briefing, Verhoef said . . .

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