Tag: Galileo

  • Arianespace launches four Galileo satellites

    In the first of two launches today Arianespace successfully delivered four Galileo satellites to add to the constellation already orbiting the Earth. There were a lot of lasts for this mission as shown below Many Lasts for this launch #VA244: 1. Last Ariane 5 ES model 2. Last Medium fairing 3. Last EPS upper stage…

  • Galileo Satellite’s launched to wrong orbit

    Update to our previous story regarding the Soyuz Launch of two Galileo satellites. At the end of the webcast yesterday ArianeSpace believed the satellites had been deployed to the planned orbits, however U.S. military orbital tracking data indicated the satellites were flying in a lower orbit than planned. Officials confirmed a launch anomaly in a…

  • ArianeSpace launches two Galileo satellites

    This morning a Soyuz rocket lifted off from the French Guiana Space Center carrying the first two fully operation Galileo satellites.  Galileo is the European’s version of the Global Positioning System, there are currently four satellites which were used to prove the system worked as needed, now that phase has completed the rest of the satellite…