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May 24, 2016
GPS NEWS
Europe's sat-nav system launches fresh pair of satellites
Paris (AFP) May 24, 2016
Europe's Galileo sat-nav system, a rival to America's GPS, took a step closer to becoming operational with the launch Tuesday of a fresh pair of satellites to join a dozen already in space. Orbiters 13 and 14 blasted off on a Russian Soyuz rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 0848 GMT as planned, according to a live broadcast by space firm Arianespace. After a journey of nearly four hours, the pair should enter Earth orbit at an altitude of 23,522 kilometres (14,615 miles) ... read more

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Europe grows Galileo sat-nav system
Europe's Galileo sat-nav system, a rival to America's GPS, should move closer to operation with the launch Tuesday of a fresh pair of satellites to join a dozen already in space. ... more
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Mission control ready for next Galileo pair
Paris (ESA) May 23, 2016 A team of European mission control experts will be watching closely next week when two Galileo satellites are boosted into space, ready to shepherd the craft through the fi ... more
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Payload integration begins for Arianespace's next Soyuz mission with Galileo spacecraft
The first of two Galileo navigation satellites to be orbited on Arianespace's May 24 Soyuz flight has been integrated on its payload dispenser system, marking a key step as preparations advance for ... more
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Galileo satellites fuelled for flight
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