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Two new Galileo satellites successfully launched

Animation of the rocket 3 min 29 sec after the launch (Image: ESA)

Last Friday, 27 March 2015, the European Space Agency's (ESA) seventh and eight Galileo satellite were sent in orbit. They lifted off at 21:46 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Souyuz rocket. According to ESA, the mission went as planned and the satellites are already in testing phase.

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Six Galileo navigation satellites to be launched in 2015

Fifth and sixth Galileo satellites before being launched on 19 August 2014.

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced the launch of six navigation satellites to occur in 2015.

The satellites will be put into orbit as additional pieces of the European navigation satellite system Galileo.

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Successful Navigation Test Campaign for recovered Galileo satellite FOC-FM1

Galileo FOC

The European Space Agency (ESA) has recovered one of two satellites (Galileo-FOC FM1) that were put into the wrong orbit when launched on 22 August 2014.

The European Commission will take a decision shortly on whether to employ them for the Galileo satellite navigation system as originally planned.

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Galileo SATs 5-6 scheduled for 21 August 2014

Galileo's constellation of navigation satellites

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will soon increase: European Space Agency (ESA) announced the coming launch of Galileo SATs 5-6 on 21 August 2014, from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

These two satellites, becoming operative in autumn, will join the four satellites already orbiting: two were launched in October 2011 and two one year later.

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ESA: Preparing Satnav market for Galileo services

Galileo satellite assembled in Germany

ESA’s Galileo services are set to be released to the market this year. ESA is working therefore directly with the Satnav technology producers to ensure their

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Tue, 18/02/2014 - 12:58
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Galileo: All four satellite now working as clocks

Galileo signals

The European satellite navigation mission Galileo marked a new success: On 25 April 2013, all four Galileo satellites started working as clocks accurate to a few billionths of a second, disseminating the exact time through their signals expressed as the UTC Universal Coordinated Time global standard.

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Thu, 02/05/2013 - 12:26

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India: Launch of indigenous satellite navigation system in June

Architecture of the new Indian satnav system

India will soon establish its own GPS-like satellite navigation system. According to the newspaper Times of India the first of seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will be launched in June 2013. This system will provide India with its own data for location and time in all weather conditions.

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Galileo: European satellite navigation system achieves first position fix

Galileo position fix

In a recent press release, the European Commission announced that on 12 March 2013 for the first time ever, engineers have been able to determine a position relying only on the signals emitted from four satellites of the European satellite navigation system Galileo.

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ESA's atomic clocks assess Galileo satnav performance

Satellite navigation systems are based on the highly precise measurement of time. A receiver on the ground pinpoints their positions by calculating how long signals from satellites in orbit take to reach it.

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Galileo: First navigation signals transmitted by FM3

Europe’s third Galileo satellite has transmitted its first test navigation signals back to Earth. The two Galileo satellites launched last October have reached their final orbital position and are in the midst of testing.

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