Date: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 | 15:00 - 15:15 GMT | 17:00 - 17:15 CEST
Replay: Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 10:30 - 10:45 GMT | 12:30 - 12:45 CEST
Type: ESA TV Exchange
This 21 August at 12h31 GMT a Soyuz rocket will be launching two new Galileo Satellites: Galileosat 5 and Galileosat 6 from the Europe Space Port in Kourou.
They are the first satellites for the deployment phase of Galileo, following the so-called "In Orbit Validation phase"(IOV), which allowed the European Space Agency to make sure that the design of the Galileo System was providing what was expected both in space and on the ground.
Now it is time to build the full Galileo constellation, therefore the full deployment can start, after the IOV satellites paved the way for this European navigation programme, the first civilian system with worldwide services..
This video recalls the success of the In Orbit Validation phase and explains what will be the mission of these 5th and 6th Galileo satellites.
It includes an interview with Sylvain Loddo, Galileo Ground segment Manager (in English & French)
More information at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation
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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.