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ESA’s Next Galileo Satellite Arrives In French Guiana
2012-08-08 07:56:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After traveling nearly 5,000 miles from Thales Alenia Space in Rome, Italy, the next Galileo navigation satellite arrived at Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana August 7 to begin preparations for an October launch into orbit. The satellite, enclosed in a protective, air-conditioned container, was accompanied by a four-person team from Thales, plus two representatives, one each from Astrium and the European Space Agency (ESA)....

2012-08-01 02:21:31

AURORA, Colo., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has successfully completed software iteration 1.4 Critical Design Review (iCDR) for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX). Successful completion of the iCDR demonstrates that the OCX design is at a high level of maturity and is ready to support GPS III launch readiness. Software iteration 1.4 provides the initial GPS III command and control capability needed to support the...

2012-07-27 02:28:22

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it will supply more than 500 Trimble® NetR9(TM) GNSS reference station receivers to the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), to modernize its nationwide GeoNet GNSS-based network. The receivers were purchased through the Nikon-Trimble joint venture in Japan. GeoNet provides GNSS data for a variety of...

ESA Retires GIOVE-B After Four Years Of Service
2012-07-25 13:40:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Tuesday that it has retired its GIOVE-B experimental navigation satellite. The satellite initiated a thruster firing yesterday, raising GIOVE-B's orbit by about 18 miles, taking it steps closer to a satellite graveyard up in orbit. More thruster firings will take place in the next three weeks, so that by mid-August the experimental satellite will be 372 miles above its original orbit....

Pioneer Anomaly: What Is It?
2012-07-18 14:25:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft have apparently slowed down due to heat pushing back on the spacecraft, according to new findings. The effect, known as "Pioneer Anomaly," takes place when heat emanates from electrical current flowing through instruments and the thermoelectric power supply. "The effect is something like when you're driving a car and the photons from your headlights are pushing you backward," Slava Turyshev, lead...

2012-06-28 02:22:54

VANCOUVER, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: AHR; OTCBB: AXREF) announces that field evaluation of five extensive, sulphide mineralized systems defined in 2011 by Induced Polarization (IP) ground geophysical surveys has commenced at its 100%-owned Galileo Project, located in south-central British Columbia (BC). The approximately 990 square kilometre Galileo property lies 16 kilometres west of New Gold's seven million ounce-plus...

Trial By Vacuum Brings Next Galileo Satellites Closer To Launch
2012-06-14 13:35:08

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. The fourth satellite completed 20 days of thermal vacuum testing at Thales Alenia Space Italy´s plant in Rome at the start of June. The third satellite completed the same tests the previous month. “These two satellites are almost identical to the first two Galileo satellites that were launched last 21 October,”...

What's Heating Up Io?
2012-06-11 07:45:48

A new study finds that the pattern of heat coming from volcanoes on Io's surface disposes of the generally-accepted model of internal heating.  The heat pouring out of Io's hundreds of erupting volcanoes indicates a complex, multi-layer source.  These results come from data collected by NASA spacecraft and ground-based telescopes and appear in the June issue of the journal Icarus. A map of hot spots, classified by the amount of heat being emitted, shows the global distribution...

2012-05-28 23:01:17

Bosco Sport Italy SRL, manufacturer for Russian apparel giant, Bosco Sport, which is the official supplier of Olympic uniforms for the Spanish, Ukranian and Russian Olympic teams, has implemented YuniquePLM from Gerber. Tolland, CT (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Bosco Sport Italy SRL, manufacturer for Russian apparel giant, Bosco Sport, which is the official supplier of Olympic uniforms for the Spanish, Ukranian and Russian Olympic teams, has implemented YuniquePLM from Gerber to help meet its...

Next Galileo Satellites To Launch After The Summer
2012-05-04 03:13:28

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. Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for industry and entrepreneurship, announced the launch on 2 May in Brussels, together with Jean Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, in the presence of industrial leaders involved...


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...

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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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