TAG: European Space Agency

Septentrio reference station receivers now shipping to UNAVCO

February 1, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRx5 GNSS receiver.

Septentrio has started shipments to UNAVCO of its all new multi-frequency PolaRx5 reference receiver. This follows the 2015 announcement by UNAVCO that Septentrio was selected at the Geodesy Advancing Geosciences EarthScope (GAGE) Facility preferred vendor for next-generation GNSS reference station products. The PolaRx5 incorporates Septentrio’s most advanced multi-frequency GNSS engine, with support for all major satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou,... read more

Galileo constellation now 12 after Thursday’s launch

December 17, 2015By
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The pace of deploying Europe’s own satellite navigation system continued to increase with today’s launch of the latest pair of Galileo satellites, doubling the number of satellites in space within nine months. read more

ESA declares Galileo 7 and 8 fully operational

December 4, 2015By
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News from the European Space Agency Having completed their rigorous checks in space, two more of Europe’s Galileo satellites are now fully operational, broadcasting navigation signals and relaying search and rescue messages from across the globe. Galileo 7 and 8 were launched on March 27 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Once the satellites were nursed to life in orbit,... read more

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Verhoef named Galileo director by ESA Council

November 23, 2015By
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The European Space Agency (ESA) has named Paul Verhoef its new Director of Galileo Programme and Navigation-Related Activities. Verhoef, former coordinator for Galileo activities with the European Commission, was named as one member of a new senior leadership team after a special meeting of the ESA Council in Paris on Nov. 21. At the weekend meeting, the agency selected several new managers for... read more

Galileo satellites set for year-long Einstein experiment

November 9, 2015By
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Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites — subject to complex salvage maneuvers following their launch in 2014 into incorrect orbits — will help to perform an ambitious year-long test of Einstein’s most famous theory. read more

Galileo: Are We There Yet?

September 28, 2015By
Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites being fueled by technicians in protective SCAPE suits within the Guiana Space Centre’s 3SB preparation building on Aug. 24. This left them ready to be attached to their launcher upper stage in preparation for launch. (Photo:ESA)

It has been a good late summer for the European Galileo programme. The latest launch on the night of 10 and 11 September has got the number of orbiting satellites in the EU’s GNSS constellation into double figures at last, and one-third of the way towards the ultimate target of 30. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) press releases around the... read more

Galileo Satellites Handed over to Operator

September 28, 2015By

News courtesy of the European Space Agency   Europe’s latest pair of Galileo satellites has passed its initial check out in space, allowing control to be handed over to the main control centre and join the growing fleet. “This was a beautifully smooth start to the mission,” said ESA mission director, Richard Lumb. “From liftoff through to handover to the constellation operator... read more

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Airbus Defence and Space Joins ESA BIC Bavaria as New Partner

May 27, 2015By

ESA BIC Bavaria, part of the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre (BIC) program, is poised to expand its presence in the aerospace hotbed Bavaria with the opening of another branch office in Ottobrunn near Munich. The Bavarian state government — itself a longstanding ESA BIC partner and supporter — also hailed the program’s new partnership with Airbus Defence and Space... read more

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