Europe is set to launch two satellites Thursday for its Galileo navigation system, boosting the number in the Earth-orbiting constellation to six and bringing the network a step closer to becoming operational after a long ...
Galileo's post-launch team at ESA have finalised their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.
(Phys.org) —Twenty years ago, human and robotic eyes observed the first recorded impact between cosmic bodies in the solar system, as fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter.
Eureka – it's Europa! And a brand-new image of it, too! (Well, kinda sorta.)
Here's how a satellite makes an exit: one of Europe's latest Galileos snapped at the point of departing ESA's test centre in the Netherlands.
(Phys.org) —This colourful cosmic rainbow portrays a section of Saturn's beautiful rings, four centuries after they were discovered by Galileo Galilei.
It all began on a clear night in 1610 AD. Galileo Galilei caught glimpses of four bodies that would later bear his name—the Galilean Moons. Because Jupiter's largest satellites were so bright, Galileo called them, "stars."
Europe's latest Galileo navigation satellite has arrived at the Agency's technical centre in the Netherlands for testing, as the previous two satellites are prepared for shipping to French Guiana for launch this summer.
To mark the first anniversary of Galileo's historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to groups who picked up signals from the four satellites in orbit to perform their own fixes.
NASA's Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on December 7, 1995, and proceeded to study the giant planet for almost 8 years. It sent back a tremendous amount of scientific information that revolutionized our understanding ...