Galileo Office Opened In
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the European
Commission have opened an office for the Galileo navigation
satellite program in Brussels. Galileo
is planned to be a next-generation satellite-based navigation and
precision timing system. The Program office will coordinate
studies currently under way, make preparations for decisions by
the management board directing the program, provide technical
support to the board and the industrial and scientific teams
working on Galileo, and prepare the way for decisions on the
transition to the implementation phase.
phase of the Galileo program is being run by the European
Commissionís Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, with
the European Space Agency as an equal partner in the joint
management board and playing a full role in technical development.
The new Galileo Program Office will serve as the central source of
expertise and permanent point of contact for coordination between
the various participants and parts of the program.
The address of the Galileo Programme Office is
24-26 Rue De Mot, Brussels, Belgium.
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