Galileo: it’s all about the time03 July 2014
Galileo: it’s all about the time03 July 2014 Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system – the combination of satellites in space and stations on the ground – forms a planetary scale timepiece. Current testing shows it keeping very good time indeed – around 10 billionths of a second on average....
Pioneer Galileo navigation fixes recognised by ESA 23 June 2014
Pioneer Galileo navigation fixes recognised by ESA 23 June 2014 Billions of satnav position fixes are performed daily, but determining your place in the world using Europe’s Galileo system is quite new. So ESA offered to issue certificates for the very first 50 Galileo fixes – provoking responses from across the w...
Next Galileo satellites arrive at Europe’s Spaceport07 May 2014 Europe’s two latest Galileo navigation satellites touched down today at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, ready for their joint launch this summer.
Latest Galileo satellite arrives at ESA’s test centre30 April 2014 Europe’s latest Galileo navigation satellite has arrived at the Agency’s technical centre in the Netherlands for testing, as the previous two satellites are prepared for shipping to French Guiana for launch this summer.
ESA helping prepare satnav mass market for Galileo services17 February 2014
ESA helping prepare satnav mass market for Galileo services17 February 2014 With the first Galileo services set to begin this year, ESA is working directly with European manufacturers of mass-market satnav chips and receivers to ensure that their products are Galileo-ready.
Galileo works, and works well10 February 2014
Galileo works, and works well10 February 2014 The in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system.