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2008-10-01 12:55:00

A surge of space radiation recently shook the Giove-B satellite and forced it into "safe mode" for two weeks. Launched earlier this year, Giove-B and its sister demonstrator Giove-A, are the first European missions to fly in the high-radiation environment of a medium-Earth orbit (MEO), at an altitude of 24,000km. Giove-B carries the technologies that will be incorporated into the Galileo network when it becomes operational. European Space Agency (ESA) relies on the test spacecraft for future...

2008-09-09 09:00:38

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Oberpfaffenhofen (ddp) - The new main control centre of the European satellite navigation system Galileo was opened on Monday [ 8 September] in Oberpfaffenhofen. Starting in 2009, 30 satellites are to be carried into space and directed from the control centre. Like the US system GPS, the network should provide position data to car drivers and companies. Federal Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee (SPD [Social Democratic Party of...

2008-08-24 03:00:19

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Berlin - Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) [Christian Democratic Union] is promoting the project costing billions for a future European satellite navigation system. "In the future, Galileo will have the capability of conveying local data better than the US GPS system and of determining positions, thereby making possible completely new applications," Merkel said on Saturday [23 August] during her weekly video message a few days before...

2008-07-02 09:00:48

By Sarah Arnott Satellite network, designed to give Europe independence, has been delayed by Brussels rows The European Commission kicked off plans yesterday for a rival to the United States' global positioning system (GPS) with calls for suppliers for 3.4bn-worth (2.7bn) of hi-tech space-technology deals. The Galileo programme's network of 30 satellites is designed to give Europe strategic independence from the US, steal a march on the nascent market for mobile location-based services...

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2007-05-04 13:59:19

Earlier this week, GIOVE-A successfully transmitted its first navigation message, containing the information needed by user receivers to calculate their position. Prior to reaching this milestone, the satellite had been broadcasting only the data needed for measuring the receiver-to-satellite distance. The first Galileo navigation message was created by the navigation signal generator unit on board GIOVE-A, using content prepared by the GIOVE Mission Segment. This week-one navigation message...

2006-01-14 07:36:38

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Space Agency will sign a contract next week with Galileo Industries that will bring the EU's Galileo navigation satellite closer to challenging the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS). The contract, worth 950 million euros ($1.153 billion), will be formally signed in Berlin on January 19, less than a month after the EU launched its first Galileo satellite, named Giove-A (Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element), ESA said on Saturday. The Giove-A satellite...

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2006-01-13 05:53:19

ESA -- The GIOVE-A satellite is in good health and started transmitting the first Galileo signals from medium Earth orbit on January 12. GIOVE-A was placed in orbit (altitude 23,260 km) by a Soyuz-Fregat rocket operated by Starsem on 28 December last from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The prime contractor, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, then successfully deployed the 7-metre solar array panels, commissioned the satellite platform and prepared the payload for tests from its Mission Control...

2006-01-12 09:35:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - South Korea signed up to the European Union's first satellite navigation program, known as Galileo, the European Commission said on Thursday. The program, which last month successfully launched the first of some 30 satellites to orbit the earth, challenges the United States' own navigation system, the Global Positioning System (GPS). "After the successful launch of the first GALILEO Giove-A satellite, this new agreement underlines, once again, the ever growing worldwide...

2005-12-28 09:25:00

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - The European Union launched its first Galileo navigation satellite on Wednesday, moving to challenge the United States' Global Positioning System (GPS). Russian space agency Roskosmos said the 600 kg (1,300 lb) satellite named Giove-A (Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element) went into its orbit 23,000 km (15,000 miles) from the earth after its launch on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in the middle of Kazakhstan's steppe. "The launch of Giove...

2005-12-28 05:05:00

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - The European Union launched its first Galileo navigation satellite on Wednesday, moving to challenge the United States' Global Positioning System (GPS). Russia's space agency Roskosmos said the 600 kg (1,300 lb) spacecraft went into its designated orbit 23,000 km (15,000 miles) from the earth after its launch on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in the middle of Kazakhstan's steppe. "From now on, directing the spacecraft is down to the client...


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