New sites will boost European search and rescue 17 November 2014
New sites will boost European search and rescue 17 November 2014 A trio of stations has taken shape on three islands at the far corners of our continent, ready to pick up distress calls via satellite from all across Europe and its surrounding waters.
Galileo satellite set for new orbit10 November 2014
Galileo satellite set for new orbit10 November 2014 ESA’s fifth Galileo navigation satellite, one of two left in the wrong orbit this summer, will make a series of manoeuvres this month as a prelude to its health being confirmed.
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape16 October 2014
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape16 October 2014 A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.
China to join effort developing post-2020 aircraft satnav standards19 September 2014
China to join effort developing post-2020 aircraft satnav standards19 September 2014 Aircraft employ satellite navigation too: Europe’s EGNOS augmentation system sharpens the accuracy and reliability of GPS signals so they can safely be used for landing approaches across a growing number of European airports. But aviation is a global...
Galileo satellites – status update16 September 2014
Galileo satellites – status update16 September 2014 The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites have been in a safe state since 28 August, fully under control from ESA’s centre in Darmstadt, Germany, despite having been released on 22 August into lower and elliptical orbits instead of the expected circular...
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly28 August 2014
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly28 August 2014 Operations continue smoothly for Galileo Sat 5-6. Both satellites now have both sets of their solar arrays fully deployed and generating power.