Electric thrusters may steer Galileo in future04 April 2014
Electric thrusters may steer Galileo in future04 April 2014 Future Galileo navigation satellites might adopt electric propulsion to reach their final orbits, with the weight savings offering larger payloads and a broader range of services in the 2020s.
New Galileo station opens in Azores27 March 2014
New Galileo station opens in Azores27 March 2014 The latest addition to Galileo’s worldwide ground infrastructure has been made in the mid-Atlantic, on Portugal’s Santa Maria island in the Azores.
Dutch company powering Galileo24 March 2014
Dutch company powering Galileo24 March 2014 As they bathe the ground below them in test navigation messages, Europe’s Galileo satellites are kept alive by the Sun.
ESA to certify first Galileo position fixes worldwide12 March 2014 To mark the first anniversary of Galileo’s historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to groups who picked up signals from the four satellites in orbit to perform their own fixes.
Galileo to augment systems guiding aircraft in 202020 February 2014
Galileo to augment systems guiding aircraft in 202020 February 2014 Plans to harness Galileo and other satnav systems for next-generation satellite augmentation systems for aviation and other high-performance uses took a significant step forward at the latest gathering of worldwide operators and experts.
ESA helping prepare satnav mass market for Galileo services17 February 2014
ESA helping prepare satnav mass market for Galileo services17 February 2014 With the first Galileo services set to begin this year, ESA is working directly with European manufacturers of mass-market satnav chips and receivers to ensure that their products are Galileo-ready.