Spaceopal GmbH, with headquarters in Munich, is a joint venture founded in 2009 by the partners DLR Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen (GfR) mbH and Telespazio, a 67/33% joint venture between Leonardo and Thales.

Since November 2010 Spaceopal has been the main contractor for operational services for Galileo, the European Union’s global satellite navigation system. Through its core business activities, Spaceopal is making a key contribution to Europe‘s performance in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).