Press Release

SSC gets Galileo RF License until 2037

By SpaceRef Editor
September 14, 2006
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SSC gets Galileo RF License until 2037

The Swedish Space Corporation is the first space company in the world to receive a long-term Radio Frequency S-band license for Galileo. The license was applied on behalf of ESA and granted by the Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency and will last until 2037.

“The fast acquisition of the long term Galileo RF license reflects the position of SSC as a fast and reliable partner in the Galileo mission”, says a senior ESA representative of the Galileo Project.

Earlier this year SSC announced that their satellite station at Esrange Space Center near Kiruna had been chosen as the first Galileo TT&C station. The Esrange satellite station is also part of a global network of satellite ground stations called PrioraNet. A part of this network has been used to provide LEOP support for the Galileo test satellite GIOVE-A, and will be used for the same matter for GIOVE-B, as well as for the four Galileo IOV satellites.

“For us the key to Galileo is our long-term commitment and we appreciate that things are taking shape,” says Mr. Lars Alm, Market Manager at SSC.

Read more about SSC, PrioraNet and Galileo.

For further information please contact:

Mr. Lars Alm, Market Manager, SSC Satellite Operations Division
Tel: +46 980 720 68 or +46 70 655 20 68

Swedish Space Corporation designs, tests, launches and operates space and aerospace systems. Our operations are carried out within four business units located in Solna, Stockholm and Kiruna. At our Innovation Center in Solna, Stockholm, we develop satellites, space vehicle subsystems, payloads for sounding rockets as well as airborne systems for maritime surveillance. We also own Stockholm Teleport at Ågesta, a ground station for satellite communication services, and Esrange Space Center, east of Kiruna, where we launch sounding rockets and stratospheric balloons. From Esrange we also operate one of the world’s busiest civilian satellite ground stations. In addition we are involved in testing various air and space vehicles through NEAT – the North European Aerospace Test range.

Swedish Space Corporation owns the German company LSE, which provides engineering and satellite operation services and the Swedish companies ECAPS, which develops and manufactures green propulsion systems, and NanoSpace, which develops micromechanical systems for space applications. Swedish Space is also a part-owner of SES SIRIUS, which distributes television and offers other telecommunication services on its Sirius satellites.

SpaceRef staff editor.