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First Galileo satellite travels to launch site
GIOVE A, the first Galileo satellite, departed from ESA's test facility at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in The Netherlands on the morning of 29 November, bound for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. View News Article (2005-12-02)

Receivers key to Galileo success
Europe's navigation system requires new receiver designs to make use of the transmissions from its satellite constellation. European industry is developing and supplying receivers for the in-orbit validation of the system. View News Article (2006-10-27)

Galileo Concession: shortlisting to proceed
The Galileo Joint Undertaking is officially issuing a first invitation to tender for the Galileo Concession. The invitation is published today in the Official Journal of the European Union and on the GJU website. The Joint Undertaking, based in Brussels and established by the European Commission and the European Space Agency, will then be able to shortlist undertakings or consortia bidding to... View News Article (2003-10-17)

Icy Jupiter Moon Throws a Curve Ball at Formation Theories
Scientists studying data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft have found that Jupiter's moon Amalthea is a pile of icy rubble less dense than water. Scientists expected moons closer to the planet to be rocky and not icy. The finding shakes up long-held theories of how moons form around giant planets. View News Article (2005-06-01)

ESA welcomes setting-up of Galileo Joint Undertaking
The appointment of Rainer Grohe as Director of the Galileo Joint Undertaking marks a further key step forward for Galileo, the first civil global satellite navigation programme. “I am delighted at Rainer Grohe’s appointment to manage the first Joint Undertaking established by the European Space Agency and the European Commission”, said Antonio Rodot' , ESA’s Director... View News Article (2003-06-17)

Galileo becomes a reality for Europe
ESA PR 33-2003. The European Space Agency is now able to finalise the conditions for participation in the Galileo navigation programme and to approve the Galileo Joint Undertaking foundation act to be soon signed by ESA and the European Union. The agreement reached among ESA member states today clears the way for the official launch of the legal entity which will have the task of coordinating... View News Article (2003-05-26)

ESA welcomes conclusions of the Barcelona European council on Galileo
"Space can do a lot for European citizens. Our global satellite navigation system Galileo is now only a step away from taking wing and fly high", said Antonio Rodot' , the Director General of the European Space Agency, welcoming the conclusions of the European Council held on 15 and 16 March in Barcelona, and echoing the appreciation expressed by the ESA Council, the governing body of the... View News Article (2002-03-20)

A global map of Jupiter's biggest moon
Using images from NASA's Voyager Mission (1979) and the orbital Galileo Mission (1995), researchers have created the first global geological map of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede. View News Article (2014-02-13)

Hyper-accurate clocks - the beating heart of Galileo
Travellers have relied on accurate timekeeping for navigation since the development of the marine chronometer in the eighteenth century. View News Article (2007-05-11)

Galileo didn't invent thermometer that bears his name
The great Italian scientist Galileo may have been the first person to use a telescope to observe the heavens, helping spark the scientific revolution of the 16th century, but Galileo definitely did not invent the famous thermometer and captivating curiosity that bears his name. That's the message of an article in ACS' Journal of Chemical Education. View News Article (2012-09-06)

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