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Galileo location service to start next year - ESA

Monday 21 December 2015 | 10:12 CET | News
Europe's Galileo GPS system has ten operational satellites out of the twelve in orbit, Galileo programme director Didier Faivre told La Tribune. ESA director general Jan Woerner announced that the location service would be able to start next year under its new configuration. Another fourteen satellites are currently in construction by OHB-System, which is producing 22 satellites for the 30-satellite constellation. The EU will tender a contract for four or eight more satellites next year. Eight satellites are scheduled to be launched on Ariane 5 rockets and two on Soyuz boosters in 2017 and

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Companies: European Commission / OHB
Countries: Europe / World
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