GIOVE. The clock is ticking19 January 2006
GIOVE. The clock is ticking19 January 2006 With ESA’s launch of GIOVE-A three days after Christmas, one of Europe’s most ambitious technology projects began to materialise. The clocks are now ticking for the deployment of Galileo, Europe’s satellite navigation system. Since 12 January the firs...
Contract for in-orbit validation of Galileo system13 January 2006
Contract for in-orbit validation of Galileo system13 January 2006 ESA PR 04-2006. After the successful launch of the GIOVE-A satellite on 28 December 2005 and the acquisition of the first 'Galileo' signal on 12 January 2006, Galileo is now well on its way with the signing of the contract for the development and in-o...
First Galileo signals transmitted by GIOVE-A12 January 2006
First Galileo signals transmitted by GIOVE-A12 January 2006 ESA PR 03-2006. The GIOVE-A satellite is in good health and started transmitting the first Galileo signals from medium Earth orbit on 12 January.
First Galileo satellite on orbit to demonstrate key technologies28 December 2005
First Galileo satellite on orbit to demonstrate key technologies28 December 2005 ESA PR 61-2005. The first Galileo demonstrator is in orbit, marking the very first step to full operability of Europe’s new global navigation satellite system, under a partnership between ESA and the European Commission (EC).
GIOVE-A launch news28 December 2005
GIOVE-A launch news28 December 2005 GIOVE-A lifted off on schedule at 05:19 UTC (06:19 CET). The satellite is now its final orbit. The launch and early orbit phase of the mission is complete.