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Watch Galileo launch

16.12.2015 15:10  
See the launch of Galileo satellites 11 and 12 on Thursday 17 December. Streaming starts at 11:31 GMT (12:31 CET)

Watch Galileo launch

16.12.2015 15:10  
See the launch of Galileo satellites 11 and 12 on Thursday 17 December. Streaming starts at 11:30 GMT (12:30 CET)

Galileos in the zone for launch

15.12.2015 16:42  

Galileos 11 and 12 are on the launch pad, attached to the top of their Soyuz rocket in readiness for this week’s launch.

Galileos in the zone for launch

15.12.2015 16:42  

Galileos 11 and 12 are on the launch pad, attached to the top of their Soyuz rocket in readiness for this week’s launch.

Galileo taking shape

8.12.2015 10:05  
A new video shows Galileos 11 and 12 being readied for their 17 December launch, concluding a year when the number of satellites in orbit will have doubled

More Galileo satellites broadcasting navigation signals

1.12.2015 10:42  

Having completed their rigorous checks in space, two more of Europe’s Galileo satellites are now fully operational, broadcasting navigation signals and, from today, relaying search and rescue messages from across the globe.

Galileo satellites set for year-long Einstein experiment

9.11.2015 9:52  

Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites – subject to complex salvage manoeuvres following their launch last year into incorrect orbits – will help to perform an ambitious year-long test of Einstein’s most famous theory.

Galileo pair preparing for December launch

2.11.2015 13:44  

The next Galileo launch campaign has begun with the arrival of the latest pair of navigation satellites at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

Time-lapse countdown

5.10.2015 10:38  
This new time-lapse video portrays the hard, intricate work that went into the last Galileo launch

Time-lapse countdown

5.10.2015 10:38  
This time-lapse video portrays the hard, intricate work that went into Europe's last Galileo launch

Galileo satellites handed over to operator

25.9.2015 10:55  

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.

Galileo satellites handed over to operator

25.9.2015 10:55  

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.

Galileo update

16.9.2015 14:16  
ESOC reports Europe's ninth and tenth Galileo satellites are performing 'beautifully' in orbit

Galileo times ten

11.9.2015 8:31  
Europe now has ten navigation satellites in orbit after the latest Galileo launch

Galileo replays

11.9.2015 5:19  
Full replays of the first and second parts of the Galileo launch transmission, including liftoff and separation

Galileo launch replay

11.9.2015 5:19  
Full replay of the first part of the launch transmission for Galileo satellites 9 and 10

Galileo taking flight: ten satellites now in orbit

11.9.2015 4:57  

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 Guiana, atop a Soyuz launcher.

Galileo lifts off

11.9.2015 4:17  
Liftoff of Soyuz ST-B carrying Galileo satellites 9 and 10, at 02:08 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Galileo lifts off - replay

11.9.2015 4:17  
Replay of liftoff of Soyuz ST-B carrying Galileo satellites 9 and 10, at 02:08 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Galileo lifts off - replay

11.9.2015 4:17  
Replay of liftoff of Soyuz ST-B carrying Galileo satellites 9 and 10, at 02:08 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Go for Galileo

10.9.2015 15:48  
The joint ESA-CNES mission control team at ESOC is 'go' for the next Galileo launch. Liftoff on board a Soyuz rocket is set for 02:08 GMT (04:08 CEST) on 11 September

Watch Galileo launch

10.9.2015 9:38  
Galileo 9 and 10 are due for launch atop a Soyuz rocket at 02:08 GMT (04:08 CEST; 23:08 local time). Streaming starts at 01:48 GMT (03:48 CEST)

Watch Galileo launch

10.9.2015 9:38  
Galileos 9 and 10 are currently headed up to their final orbits. Streaming resumes at 05:43 GMT (07:43 CEST)

Watch Galileo launch

10.9.2015 9:38  
Galileo 9 and 10 are due for launch atop a Soyuz rocket at 02:08 GMT on 11 September (04:08 CEST; 23:08 local time, 10 September). Streaming starts at 01:48 GMT (03:48 CEST).

Watch Galileo launch

10.9.2015 9:38  
Galileo 9 and 10 are due for launch atop a Soyuz rocket at 02:08 GMT on 11 September (04:08 CEST; 23:08 local time, 10 September). Streaming starts at 01:48 GMT (03:48 CEST)

Galileo in the zone

9.9.2015 10:42  
Europe's ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have been encapsulated and are now atop their Soyuz launcher ahead of Friday's launch

Galileo satellites in launch zone

9.9.2015 10:26  

Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have reached their launch pad, taking their position atop the vertical Soyuz launcher in readiness for Friday’s launch.

Galileos take their seats on launcher upper stage

4.9.2015 14:42  

Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have been secured on top of their Fregat upper stage in preparation for launch next week.

Mission team ready for Galileo launch

4.9.2015 14:30  

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.

Galileo: fit for flight

3.9.2015 16:45  
Europe's ninth and tenth Galileo satellites being fixed to the dispenser that will secure them during their 11 September launch

Galileo: fit for flight

3.9.2015 16:45  
Europe's ninth and tenth Galileo satellites being fixed to the dispenser that will secure them during their 11 September launch

Latest Galileos closing in on launch

1.9.2015 11:40  

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.

Fuelled and ready

28.8.2015 14:43  
Europe’s latest Galileo satellites are fully fuelled, leaving them ready to be attached to their launcher upper stage

Galileo satellites fuelled and ready for launcher attachment

28.8.2015 14:27  

Europe’s latest Galileo satellites are fully fuelled, leaving them ready to be attached to their launcher upper stage in preparation for next month’s launch.

Galileo satellites fuelled and ready for launcher attachment

28.8.2015 14:27  

Europe’s latest Galileo satellites are fully fuelled, leaving them ready to be attached to their launcher upper stage in preparation for their 11 September launch.

Call For Media: Press briefing on launch of Galileo satellites 9/10

28.8.2015 11:42  

The next two satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched together on 11 September, taking its orbital constellation a step closer to initial services. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing on 10 September.

Call For Media: Press briefing on launch of Galileo satellites 9/10

28.8.2015 11:42  

The next two satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched together on 11 September, taking its orbital constellation a step closer to initial services. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing on 10 September.

Galileo launch anatomy

31.7.2015 15:13  
From satellite building to liftoff, the full process involved in each and every Galileo launch, in pictures

Next two Galileo satellites reach Europe’s Spaceport

27.7.2015 14:36  

Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have crossed the Atlantic, touching down in French Guiana ahead of their joint launch this September.

Salvage in space

8.7.2015 10:15  
A detailed guide to the recovery of Galileos 5 and 6

Salvage in space

8.7.2015 10:15  
A detailed guide to the recovery of Galileos 5 and 6

EGNOS expands: aircraft use of precision satnav increasing

25.6.2015 9:51  

Reliable precision satnav for aircraft is already a reality in European skies, thanks to the ESA-designed EGNOS service. France’s Toulouse-Blagnac Airport recently hosted a dedicated EGNOS Day, demonstrating the service in action, both on the ground and in the air.

Four Galileos together in ESA test centre

10.6.2015 16:43  

Europe’s latest Galileo was unboxed at ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands last month, bringing the total number of satellites at the site to four.

New Airbus A350 comes EGNOS-capable

18.5.2015 14:04  

The ESA-developed EGNOS system for sharpening the accuracy of satnav across Europe has been adopted by a growing number of airports to enable satellite-guided landing approaches. The new Airbus A350 airliner, currently entering service, comes fitted with it as standard.

Global satnav augmentation systems settle on common channels post-2020

7.5.2015 10:08  

The next decade’s aircraft pilots will be able to rely on enhanced, reliable satellite navigation signals on a seamless basis across much of the world, thanks to decisions made at the latest gathering of worldwide satnav augmentation system providers and experts.

Apprentices sought for ESA’s satnav summer school

28.4.2015 16:16  

Students still have time to join the ESA International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of August. 

Colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of Galileo

15.4.2015 15:04  

Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system, currently under construction, will affect many aspects of daily life. It also promises to be a valuable scientific yardstick – a new highly precise measuring system to apply to our planet and everything on it, and even to space-time itself.

Galileo satellites well on way to working orbit

10.4.2015 11:00  

Their systems performing well, Europe’s recently launched Galileo navigation satellites have carried out a set of manoeuvres that will take them down to their working positions in orbit.

Galileo system updated and back to work

9.4.2015 9:50  

The worldwide Ground Mission Segment providing all Galileo navigation messages has completed a full-scale hardware and software migration to version V2.0, and is now fully operational again.

Galileo eight

28.3.2015 4:02  
Europe now has eight navigation satellites in orbit after the launch of Galileos 7 & 8

Galileo separation

28.3.2015 3:22  
Replay of the separation of Galileo satellites 7 and 8 from their Fregat upper stage

Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation

28.3.2015 0:21  

The EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair. 

Launch replay

27.3.2015 23:40  
Replay of the launch transmission of Soyuz ST-B carrying Galileo satellites 7 and 8, 27 March at 22:46 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport

Launch replay

27.3.2015 23:40  
Replay of the launch transmission of Soyuz ST-B carrying Galileo satellites 7 and 8, 27 March at 22:46 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport

Galileo lifts off

27.3.2015 22:56  
Liftoff of Soyuz ST-B carrying Galileo satellites 7 and 8, at 21:46 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Galileo lifts off

27.3.2015 22:56  
Liftoff of Soyuz ST-B carrying Galileo satellites 7 and 8, at 21:46 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Galileo lifts off

27.3.2015 22:56  
Liftoff of Soyuz ST-B carrying Galileo satellites 7 and 8, at 21:46 GMT, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana

Salvage in space

27.3.2015 13:32  
A video recounts how the fifth and sixth Galileo satellites had their faulty orbits corrected for navigation testing

Galileo in flight

26.3.2015 14:40  
Follow the flight of Europe's next two Galileo satellites, with live streaming here

Galileo launch

26.3.2015 14:40  
Watch the launch of Europe's next two Galileo satellites on Friday 27 March. Streaming starts at 21:24 GMT (22:24 CET)

Galileos atop Soyuz

26.3.2015 10:48  
Europe's two Galileo satellites have been placed on top of their Soyuz launcher ahead of tomorrow's launch

Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday’s launch

25.3.2015 10:58  

Thousands of engineers have worked on the seventh and eighth navigation satellites of Europe’s Galileo constellation in recent years, but last Friday marked the very last time the spacecraft were glimpsed by human eyes. 

Galileo on the move

20.3.2015 16:21  
Galileo satellites on their dispenser being taken to their Fregat upper stage, ahead of their Friday 27 March launch

Galileo: at your service

19.3.2015 13:38  
With the seventh and eighth Galileo satellites set for launch soon, this video recounts what they will end up doing for Europe and the world

Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near

18.3.2015 10:09  

The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites, set for launch together in nine days’ time, have been fitted together onto the dispenser that will carry them during their flight to orbit.

Counting down to Galileo

17.3.2015 14:52  
Deployment of Europe's Galileo constellation will resume on 27 March; watch the launch preparations in this video

Fuelling Galileo

13.3.2015 14:54  
The start of fuelling of the seventh and eighth Galileo satellites, ahead of their 27 March launch

Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit

13.3.2015 10:28  

The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe’s navigation system has now entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow detailed testing to assess the performance of its navigation payload.

Galileo satellites ready for fuelling as launcher takes shape

9.3.2015 15:47  

All the elements for this month’s Galileo launch are coming together at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. As the two satellites undergo final testing and preparations, the first part of their Soyuz launcher has also been integrated.

Quality check on Galileo performance

20.2.2015 9:15  

In Roman times the milestone was the central method of navigation, with all distances fixed from a ‘golden milestone’ in the imperial capital. Today, navigation satellites have become the modern equivalent of milestones – but Rome still has a role to play.

Latest Galileo satellites reach launch site

6.2.2015 9:50  

Another two Galileo satellites have touched down in French Guiana ready to take their place in Europe’s satellite navigation constellation.

Service interruption for Galileo system upgrade

19.1.2015 10:00  

Galileo’s navigation messages will shortly stop being updated, in order to enable the migration of a new release for Galileo’s world-spanning ground mission segment.

Four Galileo satellites at ESA test centre

22.12.2014 9:09  

ESA engineers unwrapped a welcome Christmas present: the latest Galileo satellite. The navigation satellite will undergo a full checkout in Europe’s largest satellite test facility to prove its readiness for space.

Salvaged Galileo performs its first navigation fix

17.12.2014 9:02  

Galileo's fifth satellite – recently salvaged from the wrong orbit to begin navigation testing – has been combined with three predecessors to provide its very first position fix.

Galileo satellite recovered and transmitting navigation signals

3.12.2014 9:53  

Europe’s fifth Galileo satellite, one of two delivered into a wrong orbit by VS09 Soyuz-Fregat launcher in August, has transmitted its first navigation signal in space on Saturday 29 November 2014. It has reached its new target orbit and its navigation payload has been successfully switched on. 

Serving search and rescue

17.11.2014 13:49  
Built as part of Galileo, a trio of stations for European satellite-based distress beacon detection

New sites will boost European search and rescue

17.11.2014 9:06  

A trio of stations has taken shape on three islands at the far corners of our continent, ready to pick up distress calls via satellite from all across Europe and its surrounding waters. 

Galileo satellite set for new orbit

10.11.2014 8:05  

ESA’s fifth Galileo navigation satellite, one of two left in the wrong orbit this summer, will make a series of manoeuvres this month as a prelude to its health being confirmed.

Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape

16.10.2014 9:00  

A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.

Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape

16.10.2014 9:00  

A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.

Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape

16.10.2014 9:00  

A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.

China to join effort developing post-2020 aircraft satnav standards

19.9.2014 9:27  

Aircraft employ satellite navigation too: Europe’s EGNOS augmentation system sharpens the accuracy and reliability of GPS signals so they can safely be used for landing approaches across a growing number of European airports. But aviation is a global enterprise – so the aim is to develop a seamless network of augmentation systems in future.

China to join effort developing post-2020 aircraft satnav standards

19.9.2014 9:27  

Aircraft employ satellite navigation too: Europe’s EGNOS augmentation system sharpens the accuracy and reliability of GPS signals so they can safely be used for landing approaches across a growing number of European airports. But aviation is a global enterprise – so the aim is to develop a seamless network of augmentation systems in future.

Galileo satellites – status update

16.9.2014 10:43  

The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites have been in a safe state since 28 August, fully under control from ESA’s centre in Darmstadt, Germany, despite having been released on 22 August into lower and elliptical orbits instead of the expected circular orbits.

Galileo satellites status update

16.9.2014 10:43  

The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites have been in a safe state since 28 August, fully under control from ESA’s centre in Darmstadt, Germany, despite having been released on 22 August into lower and elliptical orbits instead of the expected circular orbits.

Galileo satellites – status update

16.9.2014 10:43  

The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites have been in a safe state since 28 August, fully under control from ESA’s centre in Darmstadt, Germany, despite having been released on 22 August into lower and elliptical orbits instead of the expected circular orbits.

Team of teams

9.9.2014 15:10  
Human spaceflight & operations image of the week: The experts who brought the Galileo satellites under control

Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

28.8.2014 8:50  

Operations continue smoothly for Galileo Sat 5-6. Both satellites now have both sets of their solar arrays fully deployed and generating power.

Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

28.8.2014 8:50  

Operations continue smoothly for Galileo Sat 5-6. Both satellites now have both sets of their solar arrays fully deployed and generating power.

Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

28.8.2014 8:50  

Operations continue smoothly for Galileo Sat 5-6. Both satellites now have both sets of their solar arrays fully deployed and generating power.

Galileo status

27.8.2014 13:20  
Updates on the Galileo Soyuz launch injection anomaly

Galileo status

27.8.2014 13:20  
Updates on the Galileo Soyuz launch injection anomaly

Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

26.8.2014 16:11  

Work at ESA’s ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites.

Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

26.8.2014 16:11  

Work at ESA’s ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites.

Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly

26.8.2014 16:11  

Work at ESA’s ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites.

Soyuz Galileo launch: injection anomaly

23.8.2014 9:08  

Following the announcement made by Arianespace on the anomalies of the orbit injection of the Galileo satellites, the teams of industries and agencies involved in the early operations of the satellites are investigating the potential implications on the mission.

Soyuz Galileo launch: injection anomaly

23.8.2014 9:08  

Following the announcement made by Arianespace on the anomalies of the orbit injection of the Galileo satellites, the teams of industries and agencies involved in the early operations of the satellites are investigating the potential implications on the mission.

Galileo liftoff - replay

22.8.2014 15:30  
Liftoff of the Soyuz launcher carrying Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites – rewatch it here

Galileo has started its operational deployment phase

22.8.2014 14:50  

The next pair of Galileo satellites, Galileo 5 and 6, has been successfully delivered into orbit today. This launch marks the start of a new phase in the European satellite navigation programme where the full constellation will be deployed with short intervals between launches. 

Galileo liftoff

22.8.2014 13:46  
Soyuz Flight VS09, carrying Europe's fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 22 August 2014 on 12:27:11 UTC/14:27:11 CEST.

New launch date for Galileo

21.8.2014 23:12  

Arianespace has announced the next launch attempt for Soyuz VS09 with Europe's fifth and sixth Galileo satellites is 22 August at 12:27 GMT, 14:27 CEST.

New launch date for Galileo

21.8.2014 23:12  

Arianespace has announced the next launch attempt for Soyuz VS09 with Europe's fifth and sixth Galileo satellites is 22 August at 12:27 GMT, 14:27 CEST.

Galileo launch postponed

21.8.2014 9:29  

Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch of Soyuz flight VS09 carrying Europe's fifth and sixth Galileo satellites. This is due to unfavourable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Centre.

ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits

20.8.2014 13:30  

Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST) on a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana.

Just 9 minutes and 23 seconds later, the Fregat upper stage carrying the payload will separate from the Soyuz third stage, and conduct a pair of engine burns separated by an approximately three-hour ballistic coast phase.

Three hours and 47 minutes after launch, the Galileo satellites will separate into free-flight orbit, 23 522 km above Earth. On board each satellite, an automatic sequence will be triggered, switching the spacecraft on, booting up the onboard software, deploying a pair of solar arrays and orienting the spacecraft toward the Sun.

ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits

20.8.2014 13:30  

Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST) on a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana.

Just 9 minutes and 23 seconds later, the Fregat upper stage carrying the payload will separate from the Soyuz third stage, and conduct a pair of engine burns separated by an approximately three-hour ballistic coast phase.

Three hours and 47 minutes after launch, the Galileo satellites will separate into free-flight orbit, 23 522 km above Earth. On board each satellite, an automatic sequence will be triggered, switching the spacecraft on, booting up the onboard software, deploying a pair of solar arrays and orienting the spacecraft toward the Sun.

ESA and CNES experts ready for Galileo’s first orbits

20.8.2014 13:30  

Lift-off for Galileo satellites 5 and 6 is set for Thursday, 21 August, at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST) on a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana.

Just 9 minutes and 23 seconds later, the Fregat upper stage carrying the payload will separate from the Soyuz third stage, and conduct a pair of engine burns separated by an approximately three-hour ballistic coast phase.

Three hours and 47 minutes after launch, the Galileo satellites will separate into free-flight orbit, 23 522 km above Earth. On board each satellite, an automatic sequence will be triggered, switching the spacecraft on, booting up the onboard software, deploying a pair of solar arrays and orienting the spacecraft toward the Sun.

Galileo satellites seated atop Soyuz launcher

20.8.2014 11:24  

Europe’s latest two Galileo satellites have been placed on top of their Soyuz launcher, ready for their ride to orbit tomorrow.

Galileo satellites seated atop Soyuz launcher

20.8.2014 11:24  

Europe’s latest two Galileo satellites have been placed on top of their Soyuz launcher, ready for their ride to orbit tomorrow.

Watch the launch

20.8.2014 9:48  
Follow the flight of the fifth and sixth Galileo satellites on Friday 22 August. Streaming resumes to cover satellite separation on 16:03 UTC/18:03 CEST

Galileo satellites encapsulated for launch

19.8.2014 13:26  

Europe’s latest Galileo satellites have been sealed within their launch fairing, atop the Fregat upper stage that will carry them into their final orbit.

Launching Galileo

19.8.2014 11:25  
Follow preparations for the forthcoming launch of Europe's fifth and sixth Galileo satellites from our dedicated website

Deploying Galileo

19.8.2014 11:00  
Friday 22 August sees the launch of the first of the rest of the Galileo constellation. A new video explains Galileo's next phase

Twin Galileos meet, ready for Thursday’s launch

18.8.2014 14:50  

Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday.

New video: Galileo towards the future

15.8.2014 15:59  

The special significance of next Thursday's launch for the Galileo system as a whole is highlighted in a new ESA video, including an interview with Didier Faivre, the Agency's Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities.

Call for Media: Press briefing on launch of Galileo satellites 5-6

14.8.2014 12:05  

The next satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched on 21 August, ushering in the system deployment phase and paving the way for the start of initial services. Media are invited to take part in an audio briefing on Wednesday, 20 August.

Galileo’s ‘midwives’ stand ready for launch

23.7.2014 14:30  

Galileo’s post-launch team at ESA have finalised their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.

Galileo: it’s all about the time

3.7.2014 9:01  

Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system – the combination of satellites in space and stations on the ground – forms a planetary scale timepiece. Current testing shows it keeping very good time indeed – around 10 billionths of a second on average. 

Galileo fixes worldwide

23.6.2014 17:02  
ESA's offer to issue certificates for the very first 50 Galileo fixes provoked responses from across the whole world

Pioneer Galileo navigation fixes recognised by ESA

23.6.2014 16:20  

Billions of satnav position fixes are performed daily, but determining your place in the world using Europe’s Galileo system is quite new. So ESA offered to issue certificates for the very first 50 Galileo fixes – provoking responses from across the whole world.

Galileo's story so far

6.6.2014 13:23  
This video explains the completion of Galileo's In-Orbit Validation phase, and what happens next
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