Special projects


ASTRON is participating in the GALILEO project , the project of ESA to develop a European global navigation satellite system. The sensitive dishes and wideband receiver systems of the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) are used for the Signal Monitoring Facility (SMF) project, in which the frequency structure and signal quality are measured for the in-orbit validation phase of GALILEO. This is an essential step in the roll out of this European-based navigation system.

The project is a collaborative effort of ASTRON, Science&Technology B.V., Delft University of Technology (Faculty of Aerospace Engineering) and TNO Defense & Security under contract of Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.a.


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