OHB delivers final Batch 2 Galileo satellites, Batch 3 deliveries start 2020, EU tenders due June 20

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Galileo prime contractor OHB SE on May 31 sent two Galileo positioning, navigation and timing satellites to Europe’s spaceport for a July launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket with two identical Galileo spacecraft already there.

The departure of these two 750-kilogram satellites marked the end of the production of OHB’s Batch 2 Galileo order. The company is also under contract to the European Commission for 12 Batch-3 Galileo spacecraft.

For these, OHB plans to manufacture two satellites every three months starting in . . .

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