Galileo satellites encapsulated for launch19 August 2014
Galileo satellites encapsulated for launch19 August 2014 Europe’s latest Galileo satellites have been sealed within their launch fairing, atop the Fregat upper stage that will carry them into their final orbit.
Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday’s launch18 August 2014
Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday’s launch18 August 2014 Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday.
New video: Galileo towards the future15 August 2014
New video: Galileo towards the future15 August 2014 The special significance of next Thursday's launch for the Galileo system as a whole is highlighted in a new ESA video, including an interview with Didier Faivre, the Agency's Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities.
Call for Media: Press briefing on launch of Galileo satellites 5-614 August 2014 The next satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched on 21 August, ushering in the system deployment phase and paving the way for the start of initial services. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing on Wed...
Galileo’s ‘midwives’ stand ready for launch23 July 2014
Galileo’s ‘midwives’ stand ready for launch23 July 2014 Galileo’s post-launch team at ESA have finalised their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.
Galileo: it’s all about the time03 July 2014
Galileo: it’s all about the time03 July 2014 Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system – the combination of satellites in space and stations on the ground – forms a planetary scale timepiece. Current testing shows it keeping very good time indeed – around 10 billionths of a second on average....