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TechDemoSat-1
2014-08-13 02:30:40

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released a video from a camera mounted on an exterior panel of TechDemoSat-1, which shows the satellite moments after separation from the Fregat upper stage of its Soyuz-2 launcher, and as it begins its first orbit in Space.

TechDemoSat-1 selfie
2014-07-26 03:45:39

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released an image taken by an inspection camera on board TechDemoSat-1 to mark the completion of the Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) for the satellite, which was launched on 8th July.

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.

Galileo Working Well
2014-02-12 12:08:28

The in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system.

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

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.

Third Galileo Satellite Transmits Test Signals
2012-12-04 14:52:07

The Third Galileo satellite has sent its first test navigation signals back to Earth, and has broadcasted signals across all three Galileo bands.

Galileo Satellites Join The Soyuz Rocket On Pad For Friday Launch
2012-10-10 10:01:08

The two Galileo satellites and their upper stage have been enclosed within their protective fairing, and moved to join the Soyuz rocket on the launch pad.

Galileo Satellites Ready For Launch
2012-10-01 12:58:52

The twin Galileo satellites are now fueled and ready for the launch planned for the evening of October 12, according to the European Space Agency.

Fourth Galileo Satellite Now At French Guiana Launch Site
2012-08-21 09:40:50

The next two Galileo satellites are now in place at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, being prepared for their shared launch this autumn.

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

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.


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