Jul 11

Galileo getting ready

Source: ESA videos

The Galileo constellation.

At the end of October a Soyuz launcher, the first ever from Europe's space port in French Guyane, will put into orbit the first two satellites of the Galileo Constellation.

After GIOVE A and B, launched in 2005 and 2008, to secure the Galileo frequencies and test the new technologies needed for satellite navigation, Galileo is now getting ready with the launch of this new phase of Galileo.

This "In Orbit Validation" phase means what it says: checking on orbit the European positioning system.(view video page)

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