Galileo in place for launch: then there were four23 October 2017
Galileo in place for launch: then there were four23 October 2017 Two more Galileo satellites have reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, joining the first pair of navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to haul the quartet to orbit this December.
Galileo pair arrives in French Guiana02 October 2017
Galileo pair arrives in French Guiana02 October 2017 Europe’s next two Galileo navigation satellites have touched down in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana ahead of the launch of a quartet by Ariane 5 at the end of this year.
Galileos set to fly on Ariane 615 September 2017
Galileos set to fly on Ariane 615 September 2017 Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle.
Last Galileo leaves ESA’s Test Centre04 September 2017
Last Galileo leaves ESA’s Test Centre04 September 2017 The last of 22 Galileo satellites has departed ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands – concluding the single longest and largest scale test campaign in the establishment’s history.
How each Galileo satellite is tested ahead of launch31 July 2017 Each Galileo satellite must go through a rigorous test campaign to assure its readiness for the violence of launch, airlessness and temperature extremes of Earth orbit.
Handover for team who put Galileo users on notice18 July 2017 After four years of work, the ESA team tasked with keeping the world informed on the status of the Galileo satellite navigation system has formally passed on its responsibility to a European Union agency.