Commission Communication: Taking Stock of the GALILEO Programme (link)

June 9, 2006

Brussels, 08 Jun 2006

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL
Taking stock of the GALILEO programme
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ANNEX 2

UPDATED TIMETABLE FOR THE PROGRAMME

  • November-December 2006: end of concession contract negotiations.

  • December 2006: the European Parliament and the Council will be informed of the outcome of the concession contract negotiations.

  • During 2007: conclusion and signature of the concession contract.

  • Mid-2006: the Supervisory Authority will officially announce the availability of the full EGNOS service.

  • During 2006: gradual handover from the Galileo Joint Undertaking to the Supervisory Authority.

  • Autumn 2006: launch of the second experimental satellite.

  • Autumn 2006: submission to the Council of the mandates enabling the Commission to start negotiations with third countries to specify arrangements for their participation in later phases of the programme.

  • End 2006 – beginning of 2007: a Green Paper on GALILEO applications will be presented to the European Parliament and the Council.

  • 2008-2010: launch of the total constellation of 30 satellites, completion of the construction of the ground-based stations and the start of commercial operation of the system and its applications.

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