Posted on 25 May 2016 by Daniel
Behind the scenes at a rocket launch
As the old saying goes, It takes a village... or, rather, it takes an extended network of expert teams on multiple continents to launch a rocket! ESA and industrial support teams were out supporting the Arienspace launch...
Posted on 20 September 2015 by Daniel
Galileo 9 & 10 handover complete
The Galileo 9/10 LEOP at ESOC is complete! On 20 September at 18:22 CEST, the joint ESA/CNES team at ESOC confirmed that handover of Galileo satellites 9/10 to the Galileo Control Centre near Munich for continuation of...
Posted on 16 September 2015 by Daniel
Galileo satellites performing beautifully
Galileo satellites 9 and 10 are functioning perfectly, and the initial series of flight operations is continuing as part of LEOP - the critical launch and early orbit phase.
Posted on 11 September 2015 by Daniel
Galileo seen in space
This image was captured by Marco Langbroek, Leiden, The Netherlands, on 11 September 2015. It shows the Fregat upper stage carrying Galileo satellites 9 & 10 over Northern Europe, after separation from Soyuz launcher VS12, just 22...
Posted on 22 April 2015 by Daniel
Global navigation meets geoinformation
European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015: Hessen regional kick-off, ESA/ESOC, 23 April, 10:00-17:00 CEST
Posted on 26 March 2015 by Daniel
ESA tracking stations support Soyuz
Estrack engineers Gerhard Billig and Robert Launer have been at Santa Maria and Perth, respectively, for a number of days now, helping configure the stations for launcher tracking.
Posted on 20 March 2015 by Daniel
Knowing where Galileo flies
On 19 March, ESA's Navigation Support Office generated the first 'Precise Orbit Determination' (POD) for a Full Operational Capability (FOC) Galileo satellite.