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Latest Galileo Satellite Has Arrived At ESA’s Test Center
2014-04-30 04:24:24

Europe’s latest Galileo navigation satellite has arrived at the Agency’s technical center in the Netherlands for testing, as the previous two satellites are prepared for shipping to French Guiana for launch this summer.

NASA Looking For External Concepts For Mission To Oceanic Jovian Moon
2014-04-29 03:21:27

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to science and engineering communities for ideas for a mission to Europa that could address fundamental questions of the enigmatic moon and the search for life beyond Earth.

2014-04-24 04:20:15

Launch of commercial off-the-shelf solutions endorses development of military sector LONDON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ongoing operations, force modernisation efforts, and the rising importance

Turn Your Satnav Ideas Into Your Own Business
2014-04-21 10:25:26

Propose a great satnav idea and win a prize with ESA support to create your own business.

ESA Sentinel-1A Satellite Performs Critical Dance Routine After Launch
2014-04-04 06:22:46

ESA has maintained that its Sentinal-1A satellite, which had a successful launch on Thursday, will help European citizens, policymakers and service providers get unprecedented access to key environmental data on a regular basis.

Lenticulae terrain on the surface of Europa
2014-03-15 06:04:04

Astronomers believe that Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, has a huge ocean beneath its icy surface. They have theorized that water, salts and gasses that have dissolved into that ocean rise to the surface, generating the enigmatic geological formations associated with the red-tinged formations seen on the moon's surface.

First Galileo Position Fixes To Be Certified By ESA
2014-03-13 13:18:34

To mark the first anniversary of Galileo’s historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to groups who picked up signals from the four satellites in orbit to perform their own fixes.

Jupiter Moon Mission Planned By NASA
2014-03-05 14:19:48

NASA is developing a new mission for 2015 that would send a spacecraft to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate whether the moon contains conditions suitable for life.

2014-02-25 08:38:06

Demonstration available at the 2014 Mobile World Congress BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc.


Latest Galileo Reference Libraries

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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...

Jupiter's Moon Europa
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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