Europe is poised for the launch on Friday of the next two satellites in its troubled multi-billion-euro Galileo satnav programme.
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Europe is all set to launch the seventh and eighth satellites for its navigation constellation that will ultimately consist of 30 orbiters, operators said on Wednesday.
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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.
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