Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation

Galileo satellites launched. The EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair. Galileo 7 & 8 lifted off at 21:46 GMT (22:46 CET, 18:46 local time) on 27 March from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on top of a Soyuz rocket….

Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit

The sixth Galileo satellite of Europe’s navigation system has now entered its corrected target orbit, which will allow detailed testing to assess the performance of its navigation payload. Launched with the fifth Galileo last August, its initial elongated orbit saw it travelling as high as 25 900 km above Earth…