Galileo Pair Arrives In French Guiana | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 01.15.18

Airborne-UnManned 01.16.18

Airborne 01.17.18

AMA Drone Report 01.18.18

Airborne 01.19.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 01.15.18

Airborne-UnManned 01.16.18

Airborne 01.17.18

AMA Drone Report 01.18.18

Airborne 01.19.18

Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Galileo Pair Arrives In French Guiana

Launch Planned For Later This Year

Europe’s next two Galileo navigation satellites have touched down in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana ahead of the launch of a quartet by Ariane 5 at the end of this year.

Galileos 19 and 20 left Luxembourg Airport on a Boeing 747 cargo jet on the morning of September 18, arriving at Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport in French Guiana that evening.

Safely cocooned within protective air-conditioned containers, the pair were offloaded and driven to the cleanroom environment of the preparation building within the space center. This building will remain their home as preparations for their launch proceeds, with the next two Galileos due to join them later this month.

The satellites join the first elements of their customised Ariane 5 at the centre – including its cryogenic main stage and half-shell payload fairing – which were delivered by ship the week before.

Galileo is Europe’s own satellite navigation system, providing an array of positioning, navigation and timing services to Europe and the world. A further eight Galileo ‘Batch 3’ satellites were ordered last June, to supplement the 26 built so far.

With 18 satellites now in orbit, Galileo began initial services on 15 December, the first step towards full operations. Further launches will continue to build the constellation, which will gradually improve performance and availability worldwide.

(Image provided with ESA news release)

FMI: www.esa.int

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 01.11.18: Hobbico Chapter 11, New Tello Drone, Karma Killed

Also: Huerta Steps Down, NJ Considering Drone DUI, UK Drone Collision Study, Team Futaba In a bit of bad news we did not need, one of the hobby industry’s biggest players is >[...]

NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2017 Annual Report

Examines NASA's Safety Performance Over The Past Year, Highlights Accomplishments The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congres>[...]

Airborne 01.17.18: Trans States $$$, Lost Pilot, Scout Aero Heli

Also: Autonomous Air Tanker, Turkish Airliner Cliff Dive, GAMA Scholarship, Rolls-Royce Test Facility Trans States Airlines has announced a $44,000 signing bonus for new hire First>[...]

Airborne 01.17.18: Trans States $$$, Lost Pilot, Scout Aero Heli

Also: Autonomous Air Tanker, Turkish Airliner Cliff Dive, GAMA Scholarship, Rolls-Royce Test Facility Trans States Airlines has announced a $44,000 signing bonus for new hire First>[...]

WTF, Over? Why Is The Sport Aviation Expo Pushing Medical Marijuana Sales?

Stranger Than Fiction -- Folks, We Could Not Make This Up If We Tried… News/Opinion/Analysis by Jim Campbell, ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief We received a few complaints referencin>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC