June 24, 2013  - By 0 Comments

Galileo FOC satellite does same work as its IOV predecessor. The ‘business end’ of the Galileo FOC satellite L-band navigation antenna and the smaller search and rescue antenna are on the same face. This initial FOC satellite is functionally identical to the first four Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites already in orbit, the operational nucleus of the full Galileo constellation, but has been built by a separate industrial team. Like all the other 21 FOC satellites so far procured by ESA, the satellite’s prime contractor is OHB in Bremen, Germany and the navigation payload was produced by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd in Guildford, UK. Credit: OHB

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