Category Archives: Galileo

Two Galileo satellites arrive to French Guiana

Galileo-19 and Galileo-20 navigational satellites arrived inside Boeing 747 to French Guiana from Luxembourg airport at September 18, 2017. Pair of satellites will be launched from Guiana Space Center on the top of the Ariane 5 ES in the third quarter of 2018 to enhance constellation of ESA Galileo navigational system. It will be preceded…
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Problems with Galileo navigation system

ESA reported first problems with functioning their navigation system. Issues spotted already in 2017 are first serious problems since announcing start of Galileo Initial Services by European Commission on 15 December 2016. According to ESA, which coordinates and operates Galileo, at least four from eighteen satellites from present constellation of Galileo are affected with problem.…
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Welcome Galileo !

On 15 December 2016 , European Galileo navigation system officially entered to service after European Commission announced about starting of Galileo Initial Services. Finally after five years of launching satellites to orbit, constellation reached number of 18 and it was possible to start Galileo Initial Services. It is important moment in the history of ESA…
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Two Galileo satellites tested and ready !

All is according to plan - Galileo constellation became increased for two satellites. These two navigation satellites were launched on atop of Soyuz-2.1a with Fregat-MT on December 17, 2015, at 12:52 GMT. It was last Galileo mission in 2015; satellites were designed and manufactured by OHB System with SSTL as main contractor for payload. Procedure…
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