Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation28 March 2015
Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation28 March 2015 The EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair.
Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday’s launch25 March 2015
Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday’s launch25 March 2015 Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe’s Galileo constellation in recent years, but last Friday marked the very last time the spacecraft were glimpsed by human eyes.
Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near18 March 2015
Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near18 March 2015 The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites, set for launch together in nine days’ time, have been fitted together onto the dispenser that will carry them during their flight to orbit.
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit13 March 2015
Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit13 March 2015 The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe’s navigation system has now entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow detailed testing to assess the performance of its navigation payload.
Galileo satellites ready for fuelling as launcher takes shape09 March 2015 All the elements for this month’s Galileo launch are coming together at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. As the two satellites undergo final testing and preparations, the first part of their Soyuz launcher has also been integrated.
Quality check on Galileo performance20 February 2015
Quality check on Galileo performance20 February 2015 In Roman times the milestone was the central method of navigation, with all distances fixed from a ‘golden milestone’ in the imperial capital. Today, navigation satellites have become the modern equivalent of milestones – but Rome still has a role to...