Airbus, Thales win second-generation Galileo satellite contracts

by Jeff Foust — January 21, 2021 ESA aims to start launching second-generation Galileo navigation satellites in 2024. Credit: ESA WASHINGTON — The European Commission announced Jan. 20 it will award contracts to Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space to build an initial set of next-generation Galileo navigation satellites, shutting out incumbent manufacturer…

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