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Indra expands the Galileo ground segment with a new station in French Polynesia for €7.3M

17 June 2015

Indra has deployed all Telecommand and Telecontrol stations and navigation data Up-link stations that manage Galileo satellites

Indra has just been awarded a contract for the deployment in Papeete (French Polynesia) of a new Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) Station, which will expand the ground segment of the European global positioning system, Galileo. This contract was awarded by the company Airbus Defence and Space in the UK, under a programme of and funded by the European Union. The project also includes the maintenance and evolution of all TT&C stations until 2016 for a global amount of €7.3M.

The new station in Papeete will enhance Galileo's ground segment so that it can assume the control of a constellation of satellites that will grow from 8 currently in orbit to 30 satellites in 2020, upon the system's completion.

Indra has won this contract after having implemented the entire current network of TT&C and Uplink stations, which manage the satellites of the Galileo system. The ground stations, together with the control centers in Germany and Italy, are the ground segment's key components.

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