The contract to operate the satellites that will form Europe’s version of GPS has been awarded to Spaceopal.
The 194m euro (£170m) contract is the fourth of six “work packages” to be announced as efforts continue to roll out the Galileo sat-nav project.
The multi-billion euro programme is over budget and much delayed, but the first spacecraft to prove the system should finally launch next year.
A further 14 operational satellites are expected to fly from late 2012.
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