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Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday.
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.
This launch marks the initial stage of the Perseus Constellation deployment, Dauria's first space monitoring and remote sensing satellite constellation MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., June
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.
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.
After numerous delays earlier in the week, Russia successfully launched the Soyuz-2.1v, an upgraded version of its venerable series of spacecraft.
Four satellites that are to be lifted in space aboard a Soyuz medium-lift ST-B rocket received final clearance for a Monday launch from the Kourou launch facility in French Guiana.
The Third Galileo satellite has sent its first test navigation signals back to Earth, and has broadcasted signals across all three Galileo bands.
A Soyuz rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite has lifted off from a spaceport in French Guiana, officials from the Russian national space agency (Roscosmos) announced on Sunday.
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.
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