Thales’s $930M contract for Galileo satellites is 9.6% higher than the Airbus bid that OHB is protesting

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Thales Alenia Space’s $930 million contract to build six second-generation Galileo positioning, navigation and timing satellites offers a small clue into the theft-of-proprietary-data complaint filed by OHB SE against Airbus Defence and Space in the Galileo bidding.

OHB’s protest blocked the award of both the Thales and Airbus Galileo contracts under a Jan. 31 injunction by the European Court of Justice.

Under appeals by the European Commission, which owns the Galileo network . . .

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