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Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

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Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships A research vessel surveying European waters is also charting the maritime performance of Europe’s EGNOS satnav system. Results gathered by Belgium’s RV Belgica are investigating how EGNOS, initially prioritised for aircraft, can also guide marine traffic....

Indoor navigation and first aid apps take home prestigious prizes

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Indoor navigation and first aid apps take home prestigious prizes An indoor navigation system for smartphones has won this year’s Galileo Master prize, while ESA’s Innovation Prize goes to a first aid app that provides emergency support....

Galileo launch and early orbit phase report

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Galileo launch and early orbit phase report A week after the dual liftoff from Kourou, French Guiana, the two latest Galileo satellites completed the critical Launch and Early Orbit Phase on 19/20 October....

Helicopter flight over ‘Galileo valley’ guides future satnav

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Helicopter flight over ‘Galileo valley’ guides future satnav A helicopter recently flew over a very special Alpine valley to gather data on how Europe’s two satellite navigation systems – EGNOS and Galileo – will work together in future....

Galileo IOV take-off

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Galileo IOV take-off The Soyuz ST-B launcher carrying the next two Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites took off as scheduled on 18:15:00 GMT (20:15:00 CEST). Deployment of its twin satellites into orbit is scheduled for three hours 44 minutes after take-off....

Deployment of Europe’s Galileo constellation continues

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Deployment of Europe’s Galileo constellation continues The third and fourth satellites of Europe’s Galileo global navigation satellite system were lofted into orbit on 12 October from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. They join the first pair of satellites launched a year ago to complete the validation phase of the Galileo programme....

Follow the Galileo IOV launch live

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Follow the Galileo IOV launch live Join us for the launch of the second pair of Galileo satellites, from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Launch is scheduled for 18:15:00 GMT (20:15:00 CEST) on 12 October. Live streaming will begin at 17:48 GMT (19:48 CEST) for about 1 hour. Streaming resumes at 21:25 GMT (23:25 CEST) to cover the final deployment.

Galileo satellites switched on for launch

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Galileo satellites switched on for launch The twin Galileo satellites atop their Soyuz rocket have taken part in a full-scale dress rehearsal for launch. Its completion keeps the satellites on schedule for their planned Friday evening liftoff....

New video: Galileo will be at Europe’s service

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New video: Galileo will be at Europe’s service Europe’s own satellite navigation system will come a step nearer on Friday, with the second launch of twin Galileo satellites. This new video explains the range of services the full Galileo system will make possible....