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Boeing considering submitting bid for EU’s Galileo project

Boeing Co is considering submitting a bid in the forthcoming tender for EU’s Galileo satellite navigation project, Handelsblatt said, citing a Boeing spokeswoman. Handelsblatt said Boeing is interested in participating in the tender for 26 position satellites, which make up one-third of the overall budget for the estimated 3.4 billion euros Galileo project. The Galileo project would be divided into six segments — satellites, launchers, computer programmes, ground stations, control stations and system operation. EU officials have previously said the European Commission and the European Space Agency would launch public tenders by the middle of this year, with a view to first contracts being signed before 2009.

Third meeting of the Steering Board of Russia-EU

Dialogue on space activities established in accordance with the “Road Map” on the Common Economic Space. C reading was signed on May 10, 2005 in Moscow, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-K.Yunkerom, Chairperson of the Commission of European Communities Zh.M.Durau- Barroso and EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security H. Solana. During the meeting, co-chaired by were: the Russian side – the head of Roscosmos N. A. Perminov; the European side – Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA) F-Zh.Dorden and head of the Directorate-General for Industry and Enterprise European Commission H. Zurek, examined the results of the Dialogue established seven working groups for the period since the previous meeting (Moscow, March 21 2007), and plans for their work for the period until 2009 and beyond.

All three sides gave a positive assessment of the work on all seven areas of interaction and stressed that the dialogue format allows more effectively seek new areas of cooperation and improve mechanisms for their implementation.

In doing so, with particular satisfaction the Co-Chairs noted the results achieved within the framework of joint programmes such priority as the Alliance Guiana Space Centre “and” The long-term manned transport system “(PCA).

Also plans were approved works to ensure compatibility and complementarity of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) GLONASS and Galileo, work on the integration of GNSS augmentations: SDKM Russian and European EGNOS, respectively.

In the field of remote sensing principles were agreed to exchange data and results of satellite observations for various tasks, including meteorology, environmental and agricultural monitoring, control precursors of natural disasters. http://

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