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VEGA Consortium Wins 2.2M Euro ESA Deal For ADM-Aeolus Space Mission

Illustration of the ADM-Aeolus satellite

Paris (SPX) Nov 28, 2005
VEGA Group, the independent Programme and System Assurance company, has been awarded a 2.2 million contract by the European Space Agency, to build and deliver the Core Payload Data Segment for the ADM-Aeolus mission.

VEGA will be acting as prime contractor to build and deliver the Core Payload Data Segment for ADM Aeolus. ADM Aeolus is part of ESA's Living Planet Programme and its objective is to observe global wind profiles and provide much needed information to improve weather forecasting.

John Auburn, VEGA's Business Development Director for Aerospace commented, "We are delighted to be awarded this contract. Our consortium is highly experienced in the development and integration of payload data segments, which in principle, is the ground data delivery network which will receive the scientific data from the spacecraft that will be stored and then sent to the scientists. For this project we are using key components that have been tried and tested by ESA on other missions, such as Cryosat and GOCE and will therefore deliver an efficient cost effective solution."

In addition to the payload development and integration, VEGA has taken the responsibility for the on-site integration, providing simple lines of communication and clear visibility of progress and accountability for the integration task.

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