Colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of Galileo24 May 2013 The fourth International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 4–6 December.
First new Galileo satellite arrives at ESA for space testing16 May 2013 The first satellite of Galileo’s next phase has arrived at ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands for a rigorous set of tests to check its readiness for launch.
Galileo and GPS ‘synchronise watches’: new time offset helps working together03 May 2013 Ensuring the early interoperability of Europe’s satellite navigation with GPS, the four Galileo satellites have begun broadcasting the ‘offset’ between the parallel navigation systems’ timings, accurate to a few billionths of a second.
Galileo starts to tell UTC, the world’s time25 April 2013
Galileo starts to tell UTC, the world’s time25 April 2013 Europe’s four Galileo satellites are now working as clocks accurate to a few billionths of a second, disseminating the exact time through their signals expressed as the UTC Universal Coordinated Time global standard.
Far-out space navigation from sideways satnav signals12 April 2013 ESA’s retired GIOVE-A navigation mission has become the first civilian satellite to perform GPS position fixes from high orbit. Its results demonstrate that current satnav signals could guide missions much further away in space, up to geostationary or...
ESA’s telecom and navigation vehicle ready for test driving11 April 2013 The radio spectrum is about to get even busier, as Europe’s Galileo satnav system starts services, at the same time as ESA trials novel satellite-based telecommunication services. Supporting these developments from the ground, ESA’s new custom-built T...