Airbus, Thales, Orange Named in Consortium Awarded EU Connectivity System Research Contract
By Joshua Stein
Airbus SE, Orange and Thales SA said Wednesday that they have
been named by the European Commission as part of a consortium that
will carry out a study into a new European space-based
The year-long feasibility study, which is worth 7.1 million
euros ($8.6 million), will assess possibilities for a secure
connectivity system for citizens across the European Union, the
companies said in a joint release with the other members of the
The study will report back in a year with a preliminary
architectural design and provisional budget, with the possibility
for a public-private partnership in the future.
The consortium consists of Thales subsidiary Thales Alenia
Space, Airbus, Orange, Arianespace, Eutelsat Communications,
Hispasat, OHB SE, SES SA and Telespazio.
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December 23, 2020 04:32 ET (09:32 GMT)
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