Date: Thu, Oct 04, 2012 | 06:30 - 06:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CEST
Type: ESA TV Exchange
The initials GPS are familiar, and every one today understands the advantages of satellite navigation. But in a few years, another, more advanced system will be operational. It is Galileo, Europe's very own satellite navigation and localisation system.
On October 12, the second pair of operational satellites in what will eventually be a 30-satellite constellation will be launched by a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana.
Galileo will offer a myriad of services in all domains of society and given the Galileo systems capabilities, in terms of very precise positioning and timing, there are numerous fields for the development of new applications.
This A & B-Roll, presenting Galileo and the EGNOS satellite navigation systems, focuses on some of their main uses.
They include interviews with Javier Benedicto, Galileo Programme Manager at ESA, Hans de Whit at the Market Development Office of the Galileo Supervisory Authority, and a Polish pilot Wojciech Bugajski.
Interviews are in English and Polish.
Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.