Salvaged Galileos to help satnav specialists find their way09 August 2016 Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, which were salvaged from their faulty launch into working orbits, are set to begin broadcasting working navigation signals for test purposes.
Precision satnav in the far north22 June 2016
Precision satnav in the far north22 June 2016 A sea-based test is demonstrating the potential of extending satnav augmentation coverage into north polar regions, offering a safety-of-life standard of navigation performance to users including shipping or aircraft in flight.
Galileo’s Ariane 5 dispenser ready at spaceport10 June 2016
Galileo’s Ariane 5 dispenser ready at spaceport10 June 2016 Following rigorous testing in France and Germany, a new type of dispenser designed to carry four navigation satellites into orbit at once is now in French Guiana, in place for Galileo’s first Ariane 5 launch later this year.
And yet it moves: 14 Galileo satellites now in orbit24 May 2016 Named for the astronomer who pinpointed Earth’s true position in the Solar System, the Galileo satellite navigation system that will help Europe find its way in the 21st century now has 14 satellites in orbit after today’s double launch.