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Mission accomplished, GIOVE-B heads into deserved retirement

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Mission accomplished, GIOVE-B heads into deserved retirement ESA’s GIOVE-B experimental navigation satellite is gradually raising its orbit as it prepares for well-earned retirement at the end of its four-year mission paving the way for Europe’s Galileo constellation....

Space signal demonstrates Galileo interoperability with GPS

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Space signal demonstrates Galileo interoperability with GPS ESA’s first two Galileo navigation satellites in space have achieved their latest milestone, transmitting dummy signals in a modulation scheme designed to allow full interoperability with the US GPS once operational services start....

ESA extends its navigation lab in readiness for Galileo testing

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ESA extends its navigation lab in readiness for Galileo testing With the next Galileo launch approaching, ESA has extended its Radio Navigation Laboratory to meet the testing needs of Europe’s own satellite navigation system....

Mission accomplished for Galileo's pathfinder GIOVE-A

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Mission accomplished for Galileo's pathfinder GIOVE-A With the initial satellites of the Galileo constellation working well in orbit, it has been decided to end the mission of ESA’s pioneering GIOVE-A navigation satellite....

Registration still open for ESA’s navigation summer school

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Registration still open for ESA’s navigation summer school The full programme has been published for ESA’s navigation summer school, taking place in France this time next month. Registration remains open for now....

Trial by vacuum brings next Galileo satellites closer to launch

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Trial by vacuum brings next Galileo satellites closer to launch The next two Galileo navigation satellites have now endured the harsh vacuum and temperature extremes of space on the way to their scheduled 28 September launch....

First of Galileo’s next stage FOC satellites assembled

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First of Galileo’s next stage FOC satellites assembled Its two halves took shape in separate nations, but the first Galileo Full Operational Capability satellite has now been assembled at OHB in Bremen, Germany, to be made ready for testing....

Next Galileo satellites to launch after the summer

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Next Galileo satellites to launch after the summer The European Commission has announced the launch date of the next pair of ESA-procured Galileo satellites. These will launch together on a Soyuz from French Guiana on 28 September 2012, joining the two Galileo satellites already in orbit....

Next Galileo satellites launch after the summer

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Next Galileo satellites launch after the summer The European Commission has announced the launch date of the next pair of ESA-procured Galileo satellites. These will be launched together on a Soyuz from French Guiana on 28 September, joining the two satellites already in orbit....