Galileo satellites handed over to operator25 September 2015
Galileo satellites handed over to operator25 September 2015 Europe’s latest pair of Galileo satellites has passed its initial check out in space, allowing control to be handed over to the main control centre and join the growing fleet.
Forty years of European space tracking24 September 2015
Forty years of European space tracking24 September 2015 Today, ESA celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Agency’s ground station network, the indispensable link to spacecraft that are helping us to learn about our planet, our Solar System and our Universe.
Big Iron gets technology boost17 September 2015
Big Iron gets technology boost17 September 2015 ESA deploys ‘big iron’ to communicate with its deep-space missions: three 35 m-diameter dishes employing some of the world’s most advanced tracking technology. And it’s about to get a boost. ESA’s three Deep Space Antenna stations at New Norcia, Aust...
Galileo taking flight: ten satellites now in orbit11 September 2015
Galileo taking flight: ten satellites now in orbit11 September 2015 Europe’s own satellite navigation system has come a step nearer to completion today, with Galileo 9 and 10 which lifted off together at 02:08 GMT on 11 September (04:08 CEST; 23:08 local time, 10 September) from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guian...
Mission team ready for Galileo launch04 September 2015
Mission team ready for Galileo launch04 September 2015 When the next pair of Galileo satellites is boosted into orbit next Friday, a team of mission control experts in Darmstadt, Germany, will spring into action, working around the clock to bring the duo through their critical first days in space.
Latest Galileos closing in on launch01 September 2015
Latest Galileos closing in on launch01 September 2015 Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have been attached to the dispenser that will hold them during their flight up into space, then release them into their planned orbits.