13 Mar 2015 The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe’s navigation system has entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow detailed testing to assess the performance of its navigation payload.

Launched with the fifth Galileo last August, its initial elongated orbit saw it traveling as high as 25,900 km above Earth and down to a low point of 13,713 km — confusing the Earth sensor used to point its navigation antennas at the ground.

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

Despite the non-nominal orbit, the satellites are safely under control after they were released from the launcher upper stage and their orbital position was determined by the European ground teams deployed at ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany.


14 August 2014. 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.

1 Jun 2014Image Europe’s two latest Galileo navigation satellites touched down today at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, ready for their joint launch this summer.

Packed safely within protective and environmentally controlled containers, the satellites were carried across the Atlantic aboard a 747 cargo carrier.

May 5, 2014, Image The Faculty of Science and Technology of the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP, Brazil), through its Department of Cartography, partitipates in the CALIBRA project (Countering GNSS high Accuracy applications Limitations due to Ionospheric disturbances in BRAzil), whose main goal is developing algorithms applicable to the carrier wave phase to remove ionoshpheric

April 30, 2014. The European Commission is holding, next May 7, a public hearing o gather insights and contributions from the stakeholders involved in providing emergency assistance in response to 112 calls with regard to the opportunity of enabling mobile phones to determine the caller location using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and in particular the European GNSS systems and to send it to public-safety answering points (PSAP).

The GALILEO Information Centre for Latin America is an initiative of the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR) of the European Commission, to promote and raise awareness on the Galileo project and GNSS activities in general in the Latin American (LA) region.

Started in 2005, this new phase of the Centre will develop activities until December 2016 and it is participated by key stakeholders in government, research and industry.

The GALILEO Information Center is funded by the DG ENTR through the LATINO project under grant agreement 84/G/ENT/SAT/13/7028 and it is managed by Pildo Labs

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