Articles in the Galileo Update Category

Jan 2018 | No Comment

Ariane 5 launches four Galileo satellites in yearend Arianespace mission
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year, sending four Galileo European navig Arianespace used an upgraded version of the Ariane 5, called “Evolution Storable” or Ariane 5 ES, modified further to support the deployment of Galileo, including enhancements for a nearly four …

Dec 2017 | No Comment

No UK firms for European space contracts due to Brexit uncertainty
British firms are being “excluded” from bidding for lucrative space contracts due to concerns over Brexit. Simon Henley, the president-elect of the Royal Aeronautical Society, told MPs companies have said they are losing out.
He gave the example of the Galileo programme, Europe’s GNSS …

Aug 2017 | No Comment

ESA communication team hands off responsibility to GSA
After four years of work, the European Space Agency (ESA) team tasked with keeping the world informed on the status of the Galileo satellite navigation system has formally passed on its responsibility to a European Union agency. This shift is part of a wider transfer of responsibilities, …

Jul 2017 | No Comment

Additional eight satellites for Galileo
Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation will gain an additional eight satellites, bringing it to completion, thanks to a recently signed contract. The contract to build and test another eight Galileo satellites was awarded to a consortium led by prime contractor OHB, with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd overseeing their navigation platforms.
This …

Jun 2017 | No Comment

First Galileo open service performance report published
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published its first Galileo Open Service quarterly performance report. It covers the first three months of 2017, is available online in the GSC Electronic Library.
Following the Declaration of Initial Services in December 2016, the GSA will publish a new Galileo Initial …

May 2017 | No Comment

EU working to ‘push’ Britain out of the space race by cancelling Galileo contracts
The European Commission is working to “push” British companies out of contracts for the latest phase of work on the EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system, according to reports.
The body is understood to be calling for the right to cancel existing …

Mar 2017 | No Comment

The United Kingdom may be cut off the new EU global positioning system (GPS) Galileo, which has been developed with active participation of British companies…

Feb 2017 | No Comment

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is inviting public comments on the European Commission’s request for a waiver of licensing requirements applicable to Galileo receivers in the U.S…

Jan 2017 | No Comment

The Galileo satellite constellation has begun providing positioning, navigation and timing information for shipping, offshore and search and rescue operations…

Dec 2016 | No Comment

An Arianespace-operated Ariane 5 rocket has launched four more satellites under the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Galileo…