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Galileo works : First Galileo-only position !

Date: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 07:30 - 07:50 GMT | 08:30 - 08:50 CET

Replay: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 16:00 - 16:20 GMT | 17:00 - 17:20 CET

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

Knowing one’s position thanks to Galileo is now possible.

With only four satellites for the time being, the present Galileo constellation is visible for a maximum of two to three hours every day. But it has led, for the first time, to having a ground location using only signals from the Galileo satellites currently in orbit.

For the first time ever Europe  is now able to determine a position with its own independent navigation system.

A historical milestone and a fundamental step confirming that the Galileo system is working as planned.

This A & B roll includes interviews with :

Didier Faivre, ESA Director of Navigation Programmes, in English and French.

Javier Benedicto, ESA Galileo Programme Manager, in English, Spanish and French.

Marco Falcone, ESA Galileo System Manager, in English and Italian.


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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.