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Engineering team from ESOC and Inmarsat working at ESA's New Norcia tracking station in support of the launch of Soyuz flight VS15 on 24 May 2016. Credit: ESA/Inmarsat Solutions B.V.

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...

Artist's view of a Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellite. Credit: ESA/Pierre Carril, 2015

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...

Artist's view of a Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellite. Credit: ESA/Pierre Carril, 2015

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.

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...

Perth station Credit: ESA CC BY-SA IGO 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/

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.

ESOC Navigation Support Office Credit: ESA/J. Mai

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.