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European Ground Stations Allow Galileo To Participate In Search And Rescue Testing
2013-10-08 12:40:34

ESA ESA’s completion of a pair of dedicated ground stations at opposite ends of Europe has enabled Galileo satellites in orbit to participate in global testing of the Cospas–Sarsat search and rescue system. The Maspalomas station, at the southern end of the largest island of the Canary Islands, at the southern fringe of European waters, was activated in June. And this last month has seen the Svalbard site on Spitsbergen in the Norwegian Arctic come on line – the two sites can...

2013-10-05 23:03:53

The Trimble R8 sets the bar for advanced GNSS surveying systems. Trimble R8 integrated system delivers unmatched power, accuracy and performance in a rugged, compact unit. (PRWEB) October 05, 2013 The Trimble R8 sets the bar for advanced GNSS surveying systems. Trimble R8 integrated system delivers unmatched power, accuracy and performance in a rugged, compact unit. Trimble R-track technology, Supporting a wide range of satellite signals, including GPS L2C and L5 and GLONASS L1/L2...

2013-09-26 23:29:13

Extensive charts and metrics provide deep insights into usage and capacity planning for high-end disk storage system. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Galileo Performance Explorer™, a cloud-based performance monitoring tool for server and storage systems—has released two versatile infrastructure charting tools for IBM® XIV® storage systems and IBM® AIX® operating systems. A new XIV storage agent extends the power of Galileo’s IBM storage monitoring to this...

Europa Surface Cracks Associated With One-Time Tilted Axis
2013-09-18 15:05:45

[ Watch the Video: Jupiter Moon's Cracks Due To Tilted Axis ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New evidence shows that Jupiter's moon Europa most likely was once spinning around on a tilted axis. NASA scientists analyzed distinctive cracks lining the surface of Europa and found that the moon used to have a small tilt in its spin axis. This information could influence calculations of how much of the moon's history is recorded in its frozen shell, how much heat is...

New Smartphone Satnav App Can Give Your Own Personalized City Tour
2013-09-10 13:33:51

ESA Visiting a new city and want to find something interesting to do? Just turn on a new smartphone satnav app from an ESA start-up company for your own personalized city tour. Already covering 11 major European cities, the Farol City Guides app is an easy solution for people with a few hours to spare. In 2012, it was selected by the Portuguese city Porto as the official guide. When preparing your personalized city tour, this intelligent app considers time available, location and...

2013-09-05 23:20:05

Latest improvements accelerate storage systems configuration data collection and enhance the Virtual Group Editor. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Galileo Performance Explorer™, a cloud-based performance-monitoring tool for server and storage systems, has released three new important updates for existing users. Two updated storage agents enhance Galileo capabilities with IBM® SVC/V7000 and with IBM® DS3/4/5K storage hardware, and new Galileo Virtual Group Editor...

Member States Begin Testing Galileo’s Secure Service
2013-09-02 09:57:53

ESA EU Member States have begun their independent testing of the most accurate and secure signal broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, the Public Regulated Service (PRS) offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users. “Galileo is in its In-Orbit Validation phase, planned to include experimental demonstrations of PRS capabilities in terms...

Galileo’s South Pacific Ground Station Endures Freak Rains And Flood
2013-07-15 09:41:51

ESA Think your summer has been bad? Engineers manning Galileo's South Pacific ground station on New Caledonia found themselves marooned by heavy rains and a flash flood -- though the station carried on operating regardless. Torrential rains lashed this French-administered group of islands at the start of July. The south coast of New Caledonia's main island of Grand Terre recorded more than 700 mm of rain in 24 hours -- the yearly average being roughly 1100 mm. The Galileo ground...


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2012-03-24 09:37:55

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles.  The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...

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