Galileo system launches two more satellites


This is the seventh Galileo launch, and when the satellites enter into orbit then Galileo system would have successfully sent 14 satellites into space.

EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system aims to become the rival of America’s GPS and it is expected to start the public transmission of initial navigation and timing services before the end of 2016

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system launched satellites 13 and 14 today off on a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in French Guinea.

Galileo reported on its website that the 15th Soyuz launch from CSG will place the two new satellites, for Europe’s Galileo satellites navigation system, into circular orbit. Orbiters 13 and 14 were launched at 0848 GMT and the pair should enter Earth orbit at an altitude of 23,522 kilometres. The satelites didn't enter yet into or...

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