14 April 2008

Galileo satellites.. What is going on?

The European aerospace industry is changing.. In the last years mergers and acquisitions were common. The last one was announced just a few days ago. EADS Astrium acquired the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). SSTL demonstrated its abilities with the wonderful Giove-A, still functioning and operative for another year.. The EADS acquisition probably means that the german firm wants to play a major role in the competition for the Galileo satellites tenders.. The future is interesting. What will be the next move?