Galileo launch postponed21 August 2014
Galileo launch postponed21 August 2014 Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch of Soyuz flight VS09 carrying Europe's fifth and sixth Galileo satellites. This is due to unfavourable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Centre.
Galileo satellites seated atop Soyuz launcher20 August 2014
Galileo satellites seated atop Soyuz launcher20 August 2014 Europe’s latest two Galileo satellites have been placed on top of their Soyuz launcher, ready for their ride to orbit tomorrow.
ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits20 August 2014
ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits20 August 2014 Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST) on a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana. Just 9 minutes and 23 seconds later, the Fregat upper stage carrying the payload will sep...
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.