Fantastic four: November’s Galileos reach Europe’s Spaceport09 September 2016
Fantastic four: November’s Galileos reach Europe’s Spaceport09 September 2016 A transatlantic flight delivered four Galileo satellites to French Guiana on Tuesday, in preparation for a shared launch this November by Ariane 5 – the first for Europe’s satnav constellation.
Galileo’s Ariane 5 arrives at Europe’s Spaceport30 August 2016
Galileo’s Ariane 5 arrives at Europe’s Spaceport30 August 2016 The first Ariane 5 rocket modified to carry four Galileo satellites into orbit has arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for a November launch.
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.