Latest Galileo Stories
If you have a great new idea for commercially using satellite navigation, it’s time to come forward. You may win funding and support to bring your idea to life, in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition.
The next Galileo navigation payload has been completed and is on its way to meet the satellite platform that will host it in orbit.
A team of scientists led by Arizona State University has produced the first complete geologic map of Jupiter’s moon, Io, revealing geologically unique features, volcanoes, and lava flows as well as some relative ages of the moon.
The global reach of Europe’s Galileo navigation system is being harnessed to pinpoint distress calls for rapid search and rescue. A major expansion of the humanitarian system will be tested over the next two years to make it even more effective.
A worldwide chain of Galileo ground stations on some of the remotest sites on Earth is nearing completion ahead of this year’s launch of two more satellites.
ESA today signed a contract to build a further eight Galileo satellites, alongside other agreements to modify Europe’s Ariane 5 launcher to carry four navigation satellites at a time.
The first Galileo satellites are already in orbit, with more on the way. Today ESA’s Director General and the UK’s Universities and Science Minister attended the grand opening of the facility where navigation payloads for the next batch of Galileo satellites are being built.
British satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) on Thursday celebrated the sixth year of transmission of signals from its GIOVE-A satellite
According to the Xinhua news agency, China's satellite navigation system launched a positioning service on Tuesday.
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...
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 -- 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...
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...
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...
- totally perplexed and mixed up.
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