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.
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.