The special significance of next Thursday’s launch for the Galileo system as a whole is highlighted in a new video by the European Space Agency, with an interview with Didier Faivre, Galileo Program director.
On August 21, ESA will launch two more Galileo satellites on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellites mark the beginning of a new phase for Galileo, the deployment phase, which will secure the completion of the constellation thanks to accelerated production of satellites and supported by regular launches.
At the same time, ESA and the European Union also look toward the future and are preparing the evolution of Galileo.
View the video below.