Friday, December 23, 2005

Galileo First Launch

The first Galileo satellite, GIOVE A (Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element) is scheduled for launch from Kazakhstan on a Soyuz rocket at approximately 12:19 a.m. EST on Dec 28th. "This is the first demonstration satellite for Europe's Galileo navigation system." BBC put together a pretty informative Q&A on Galileo.

Russia also launched three satellites of their own navigation system: GLONASS. And U.S. will launch a second modernized version of a NAVSTAR (GPS 2R-M2) satellite sometime next year.

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