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Ministers in charge of space activities representing the Member States of the European Space Agency and the European Union met in Brussels today for the Seventh Space Council.
Pierre Lellouche, Secretary of State responsible for European Affairs in the French Government, and Werner Hoyer, Minister Delegate for European Affairs in the German Government, who are both General Secretaries for Franco-German Cooperation, visited ESA Headquarters on June 15.
Yesterday, Mr RenÃ© Oosterlinck, ESAâ€™s Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities, signed the first three contracts for the Galileo full operational capability phase.
The European Space Agency (ESA) and Paris, France-based launch company Arianespace announced on Monday that they had signed a contract for the launch of four testbed satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite-navigation system.
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