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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. (2005-12-01)
GIOVE-A navigation signal available to users
The GIOVE-A Signal-in-Space Interface Control Document, the document that gives the technical details of the signals transmitted by the GIOVE-A satellite, has been released. (2007-03-02)
Procurement of full Galileo system begins
Today, the European Commission -- with the support of ESA -- is launching the procurement of Galileo, a global navigation system composed of 30 dedicated navigation satellites and a ground infrastructure with the main control centers in Europe and a network of dedicated stations deployed around the world. (2008-07-01)
Receivers key to Galileo success
Europe's navigation system requires new receiver designs to make use of the transmissions from its satellite constellation. (2006-10-26)
First Galileo signals transmitted by GIOVE-A
The GIOVE-A satellite is in good health and started transmitting the first Galileo signals from medium Earth orbit on 12 January. (2006-01-13)
GIOVE-A transmits first navigation message
Earlier this week, GIOVE-A successfully transmitted its first navigation message, containing the information needed by user receivers to calculate their position. (2007-05-04)
Falsifying Galileo satellite signals will become more difficult
The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. (2017-02-10)
Galileo satellite GIOVE-B presented at ESA/ESTEC
Europe is building its own satellite navigation system, Galileo, which will deliver a new, advanced global civil positioning service for the benefit of citizens in Europe and throughout the world. (2008-02-26)
Galileo Concession: Shortlisting to proceed
The Galileo Joint Undertaking is officially issuing first invitation, to tender for the Galileo Concession, published today by the Official Journal of the European Union and on the GJU Web site. (2003-10-17)
Galileo Engineer wins Paul Bunge Prize 2011
The Hans R. Jenemann Foundation has awarded the Paul Bunge Prize 2011 to the Springer book Galileo Engineer by Matteo Valleriani. (2011-04-29)
ASU Geology Team Collects Europa Data
Some of the best evidence yet for existence of a liquid ocean under Europa's surface is being collected and analyzed by Arizona State University scientists this week from pictures being transmitted to Earth by the Galileo spacecraft. (1998-11-09)
Galileo satellite arrives at ESA-ESTEC for testing
One of the two Galileo satellites currently under development, GSTB-V2/A, has arrived at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre to undergo testing. (2005-08-02)
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. (2003-06-17)
Galileo moves forward
The GalileoSat development and in-orbit validation phase is well under way and the European Space Agency (ESA) has just released its procurement process to Industry indicating that the first completely civil satellite navigation system is moving forward. (2004-07-19)
Galileo: Contracts for the first satellites
The contracts for the first Galileo satellites were signed on Friday 11 July at ESTEC, the European Space Agency's research and technology centre. (2003-07-11)
GIOVE A transmits loud and clear
After a successful launch on 28 December 2005, GIOVE A began transmitting navigation signals on 12 January 2006. (2006-03-09)
Second Galileo spacecraft prepares for launch
Yesterday, members of the media visited ESA-ESTEC, the agency's European Research and Technology Centre, to see and learn about GIOVE-B, the second Galileo in-orbit validation satellite, before it is packed for shipping to the launch site. (2008-03-06)
Galileo's notebooks may reveal secrets of new planet
Galileo knew he had discovered a new planet in 1613, 234 years before its official discovery date, according to a new theory by a University of Melbourne physicist. (2009-07-09)
New receiver board gets all the right signals
UNSW researchers have developed the first Australian receiver that can pick up both the L1 and L2C GPS frequencies, as well as the signal from the first prototype Galileo satellite. (2007-03-11)
Hyper-accurate clocks -- the beating heart of Galileo
Travelers have relied on accurate timekeeping for navigation since the development of the marine chronometer in the 18th century. (2007-05-10)
GIOVE-B transmitting its first signals
Following a successful launch on April 27, GIOVE-B began transmitting navigation signals today. (2008-05-07)
Looking through Galileo's eyes
In sync with the International Year of Astronomy, which marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's discoveries, a group of astronomers and curators from the Arcetri Observatory and the Institute and Museum of the History of Science, both in Florence, Italy, are recreating the kind of telescope and conditions that led to Galileo's world-changing observations, reports January's Physics World. (2009-01-08)
More accurate than Santa Claus
Every year for Christmas, the North American Air Defence Command NORAD posts an animation on their website, in which the exact flight path of Santa Claus' sled led by reindeer Rudolf is precisely located http://www.noradsanta.org/en/. (2011-12-23)
Science and Galileo -- working together
Galileo is a promising tool for the scientific community, even though it is mainly intended for a set of practical services such as guiding cars, supporting safe aircraft landings or helping blind people to find their way. (2007-10-16)
Roederer Celebrates A 20-Year Space Odyssey
When the Galileo spacecraft shot into orbit around Jupiter last December, Geophysical Institute Professor Emeritus Juan Roederer celebrated a 20-year odyssey of his own. (1996-10-16)
New Jupiter Findings: Oxygen At Callisto's Surface, Sulfur Dioxide Sources At Io
New data from a University of Colorado instrument on board the Glaileo spacecraft now at Jupiter indicates one of its four large moons, Callisto, has oxygen on its surface and another, Io, continues to emit hot volcanic gases (1997-12-10)
Galileo labs: Better positioning with concept
Final burst for the European satellite navigation system Galileo -- the first satellites are to be in position in the year 2012 and start their work. (2011-03-28)
Galileo to support global search and rescue
The detection of emergency beacons will be greatly improved by the introduction of Europe's satellite positioning system, Galileo. (2007-08-09)
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. (2012-09-05)
Scientists find rings of Jupiter are shaped in shadow
Scientists from the University of Maryland and the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany appear to have solved a long-standing mystery about the cause of anomalies in Jupiter's gossamer rings. (2008-04-30)
GIOVE-A laser ranging campaign successful
Fourteen laser ranging stations participated in a campaign to track ESA's GIOVE-A satellite during the spring and summer of 2006, providing invaluable data for the characterization of the satellite's on-board clock. (2006-10-03)
Remembering a famous debate 400 years ago and water's still-unsolved mysteries
For online and print audiences deep into lazy late-summer-day reading, yearning for diversions from everyday cares, how about a glimpse 400 years back in time at a famous clash between Galileo and an arch-enemy over why ice floats on water? (2013-08-28)
China-Europe Global Navigation Satellite System Technical Training and Cooperation Centre
Europe and China share a common interest in cooperating to bring the benefits of satellite navigation and Galileo in particular to transport, science, land management, disaster prevention and other user sectors. (2003-09-19)
NASA's Galileo reveals magma 'ocean' beneath surface of Jupiter's moon
A new analysis of data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft reveals a subsurface (2011-05-12)
Researchers create first global map of Ganymede
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. (2014-02-12)
Brain researchers discover how Galileo's visual illusion works in the mind's eye
A new study by SUNY College of Optometry researchers Dr. (2014-02-10)
Galileo to image objects in geosynchronous orbit faster
DARPA's Galileo program seeks to bridge the precision fiber optic controls and long-baseline astronomical interferometry technical communities to enable imaging of objects in GEO faster than is possible today. (2012-01-17)
Jupiter's moon Ganymede surrounded by an impact-generated dust cloud
A cloud of submicrometer dust grains surrounding Jupiter's moon Ganymede has been discovered by scientists from the United States, Russia and the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik in Heidelberg (Max Planck Institute of Nuclear Physics), Germany (Nature, 10 June 1999). (1999-06-09)
Safely on the move
How can rescue units be better protected during disaster operations or avalanche victims be found quicker? (2009-07-14)
Cracking the secret codes of Europe's Galileo satellite
Members of Cornell University's Global Positioning System Laboratory have cracked the so-called pseudo random number (PRN) codes of Europe's first global navigation satellite, despite efforts to keep the codes secret. (2006-07-07)
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