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"VEGA is one of the leading names in the European Space sector, working with Space agencies, satellite operators and manufacturers worldwide. We support the full programme lifecycle to ensure that the design, development and operation of Space missions meet their programme goals.

"Founded in 1978, VEGA employs over 400 highly qualified staff in the Space domain, working globally, from our companies in the UK, Germany, France and Spain. We provide expert consulting, technology development and engineering services and have achieved a first-class reputation for both innovation and pragmatism.

"On 1 January 2011, ownership of VEGA Space transferred within the Finmeccanica group to Telespazio. As a result, our logo has changed to the one above. VEGA Space Ltd is a subsidiary of Telespazio (a Finmeccanica / Thales company)." [1]

"VEGA was asked by the Private Finance Initiative's lead banks to participate as the lender’s technical advisor during the Skynet 5 PFI evaluation...

"As a result, the Skynet 5 PFI contract was successfully awarded by the UK government to Paradigm Secure Communications with the financial backing fully in place. The largest PFI programme for the UK Ministry of Defence will provide communications for the UK military for many years in the future." [2]

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  1. Home, Vega, accessed May 2, 2011.
  2. Skynet 5, Vega, accessed May 2, 2011.