NovAtel Inc. has been awarded a contract by the European Space agency for definition work on Galileo, the proposed European satellite navigation system. Under the contract, NovAtel will provide input to ESA on signal validation and receiver development requirements. Under the initial $190,000 Cdn contract, NovAtel will review draft Galileo signal specifications and provide feedback on receiver performance, development requirements and cost implications. The study will be completed over the next six to eight months, working directly with ESA technical management.