LogicaCMG Wins Contract To Design Galileo Ground Facilities
London-based LogicaCMG [LSE: LOG] has won contracts worth 7.5 million euros ($9.3 million) from the European Space Agency (ESA) to design two sets of ground facilities for the Galileo navigation satellite program. One set of facilities, the ground control segment, will control the constellation of satellites in orbit. The second, called the ground mission segment, will provide the information broadcast by the satellites that enables a user’s terminal to calculate its position anywhere in the world.
Galileo will be Europe’s global navigation satellite system, providing a global positioning service under civilian control. It will be interoperable with the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russian GLONASS system.