After European Commission issued a strategy to speed up the manufacture of Galileo Next Generation, European Space Agency ordered its satellite makers to provide bids for the initial G2 satellite group. The newly made spaceship will launch in 2024.
The manufactured second-generation satellites (G2) will carry out all the first-generation satellites’ functions with the help of substantial improvements. Paul Verhoef, Director of ESA Navigation, said that the satellites manufactured should be very flexible and be of the latest technology. Making second-generation satellites is one hell of activity, especially for the European Space Agency and the entity. Verhoef said that the state-of-the-art satellite constellation satellites need to launch in the next four years without delay.
Improvement of the industry
After two years of tireless competitive dialogues with three renowned system integrators, ESA provided a so-called ‘Best and Final Offer’ entreat tender on 11 August. Currently, the European Space Agency is carrying out a double-sourcing strategy, and the two agreements must be legalized before the end of this year. In that strategy, each of the selectees will manufacture two satellites meant for progress purposes, having a chance of making up to 12 satellites.
New, advanced and overthrowing a standing mindset
Apart from being competent in their operation, the Galileo satellites must be flexible, easy to reconfigure into a trajectory to meet the needs of anticipated revolution in end-under requirements. Additionally, the required exploration satellites (those that convey the actual navigation signal to smartphones and other ground receivers) have advanced their applications. The whole process will require in-depth examination and development activities, and the European Space Agency has helped a lot.
European Space Agency has already developed such an antenna to prove the idea of the Agency’s ESTEC technology amenity situated in the Netherlands. The know-how has been allocated to three bidders where each one will determine their ability to manufacture a navigation satellite to enhance practicability. Coming up with a final moon that has a flexible shipment is very challenging, and none of those navigation satellites have been launched.
Advancing into the future
The European Commission wants what was to be branded as a ‘transition group’ to become the Galileo Second Generation Satellites. The European Commission and the EU associates have decided to be very ambitious and enhance the Galileo structure’s working abilities. The shift in the satellite brand clearly illustrates that the new group of satellites is advancing.