Extracts from the joint press briefing by Antonio Tajani and Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), on Galileo
Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, met with Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), on 10 February 2009, in order to give official endorsement to their continued cooperation in the Galileo programme.
This meeting came after the signing of a delegation agreement covering Galileo's deployment phase by the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) on 19 December 2008.
For the Galileo programme, the delegation agreement concerns the deployment phase of the system, the implementation of which consists of six main work packages to be put out to public tender (system support, ground mission segment, ground control segment, space segment, launch services and operations).
The overall programme objective for Galileo is the deployment, by 2013, of a European navigation system generating signals that provide a total of five main services, namely the Open Service, the Safety of Life Service, the Commercial Service, the Public Regulated Service, and the Search and Rescue Service.