Free Search (12773 images)
Fairchild Metro-II aircraft used for Galileo airborne testing
- Title Fairchild Metro-II aircraft used for Galileo airborne testing
- Released 12/12/2013 11:21 am
- Copyright NLR
Galileo's first airborne positioning took place on this Fairchild Metro-II above Gilze-Rijen Air Force Base in the Netherlands at 12:38 GMT on 12 November 2013. A pair of Galileo test receivers was used aboard the aircraft, the same kind currently employed for Galileo testing in the field and in labs across Europe. They were connected to an aeronautical-certified triple-frequency Galileo-ready antenna mounted on top. Belonging to the National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands, this aircraft is something of a satnav veteran, having previously performed initial European GPS testing back in the 1980s.
- Id 300783