Dutch Space signs space contracts to a value of more than 50 M euro

December 15, 2010 at 11:39 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: ASD News

Noordwijk – Under the watchful eye of Minister Verhagen, Dutch Space signed two large space contracts this afternoon, together worth more than 50 million euro. For the supply of solar panels for 14 satellites of the European navigation system Galileo, Dutch Space signed an agreement amounting to more than 20 million euro with the German prime contractor OHB-System; as prime contractor of the Dutch space instrument TROPOMI, Dutch Space signed a contract worth more than 30 million euro with the European Space Agency ESA for development activities that Dutch Space shall realise together with foreign suppliers. This contract is a milestone in the realisation of the TROPOMI instrument and comes over and above the Dutch government’s previously budgeted contribution to TROPOMI, a project being realised in a close collaboration between industry (Dutch Space, SME), knowledge institutes (TNO) and science (KNMI, SRON)…more

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