Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2011 | 07:30 - 07:55 GMT | 08:30 - 08:55 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
The first satellites of the Galileo constellation, Europe's own navigation system, will be launched by pair on a Soyuz from French Guyane later this year. Four satellites are currently being prepared in Europe for what is called the in orbit validation phase: a full scale demonstration of what will be Galileo with 4 satellites on orbit working together with deidcated ground infrastructure. One of these satellites model was recently tested at ESA test facilities at ESTEC in the Netherlands.
More backgroud information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/esaNA/galileo.html
A WMV preview, the MPEG-2 files and the script are available below.
Satellite Parameters: Reception Parameters for 4.8 degrees East Satellite Sirius 4 Transponder B28 Centre Frequency 12245.340 MHz Polarisation Offset 0 degrees Polarisation State Vertical FEC Rate 3/4*188/204 Symbolrate 27.5 Megasymbols/s