Following a complex two years tendering process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has awarded the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) contract to Spaceopal GmbH, a joint venture between Telespazio and the German Space Agency (DLR).
BHO Legal supported Spaceopal GmbH throughout the entire tender procedure. The 10-year contract covers the operation and maintenance of the Galileo satellite system and its committed performance level, in particular the operations and control of the system, the logistics and maintenance of the systems and infrastructure as well as the user support services.
The contract was signed by Carlo des Dorides, on behalf of the GSA, and for Spaceopal by Giuseppe Lenzo and Simon Plum, the company’s COO, at an official ceremony held on 15 Dec. in Brussels. The ceremony was featured in an event organised on the occasion of the European Commission’s declaration of Galileo Initial Services.
For further information see the GSA press release.