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.
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.
And yet it moves: 14 Galileo satellites now in orbit24 May 2016 Named for the astronomer who pinpointed Earth’s true position in the Solar System, the Galileo satellite navigation system that will help Europe find its way in the 21st century now has 14 satellites in orbit after today’s double launch.
Galileo satellites enclosed for launch20 May 2016
Galileo satellites enclosed for launch20 May 2016 Europe’s latest Galileo satellites have been seen for the last time by human eyes. They were placed atop their upper stage then enclosed within their protective rocket fairing, ready for launch next Tuesday, 24 May.
Mission control ready for next Galileo pair20 May 2016
Mission control ready for next Galileo pair20 May 2016 A team of European mission control experts will be watching closely next week when two Galileo satellites are boosted into space, ready to shepherd the craft through the first critical days in orbit.
Galileo satellites fuelled for flight10 May 2016
Galileo satellites fuelled for flight10 May 2016 Europe’s latest Galileo satellites have been filled with fuel in preparation for their joint launch on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 24 May.