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August 28, 2014
Update on Galileo launch injection anomaly
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2014
Work at ESA's ESOC control centre continues relentlessly on the two Galileo satellites. Despite the non-nominal orbit, the satellites are safely under control after they were released from the launcher upper stage and their orbital position was determined by the European ground teams deployed at ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany. Controllers there, in cooperation with the satellite manufacturer OHB, confirm the good health and the nominal behaviour of both satellites. A procedure to deploy th ... read more
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Two new satellites for Europe's Galileo space network
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