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Logica to secure Galileo

Contracts totalling over €55 Million signed for key elements in the Galileo ground infrastructure.

Logica, a leading business and technology service company, today announced the signing of two new contracts for the European Galileo satellite navigation Full Operational Capability (FOC) programme. The contracts with the two ground system prime contractors, whose respective contracts with the European Space Agency (ESA) under a programme of and funded by the European Union were signed at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget on 22 June 2011.

A €42 million contract is for elements of the Ground Mission Segment (GMS). Working with Thales Alenia Space France, Logica will have security responsibility for GMS, plus provision of the new Galileo Security Facility and encryption Key Management Facilities. The Galileo Security Facility will act as the security control centre for the complete Galileo system and will be installed at the two Galileo Security Monitoring Centres planned for France and the UK.

The Logica GMS facilities are the heart of Galileo’s Public Regulated Service (PRS).

The second contract, valued at €13.5 million, is for elements within the Ground Control Segment (GCS) of the programme. Working with Astrium UK, Logica will provide:

The Satellite Constellation Control Facility - the core of the GCS - which will control and operate the Galileo 30 satellite fleet once fully operational
The Satellite Key Management Facility, the security facility for the GCS.

Commenting on Logica’s role on the programme, the European Space Agency, said, “Logica is an important player on Galileo and we are very pleased they have been selected for this significant role on the FOC programme. Logica’s ability to combine leading security capability with the implementation of complex technical systems is central to the success of Galileo.”

Steve Smart, Managing Director of Logica Space and Defence in the UK said, “Galileo will be vital in enhancing and improving global satnav systems. Logica will be working with ESA, Thales Alenia Space France and Astrium to ensure the system is both secure and reliable. We will bring proven and market-leading skills to Galileo such as the implementation of large security-intensive systems which Logica has successfully delivered for public sector clients across Europe.”

This document has been produced under funding of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union and/or ESA.

  • 05 August 2011
  • Corporate

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