First Galileo Signals Received

The pioneer spacecraft in Europe’s satellite-navigation system, Galileo, has taken a major step towards securing the network’s allocated frequencies. Galileo, the European answer to the US Military-owned GPS has sent it’s first signals to ground stations in the UK and Belgium. The first satellite in the Galileo system, Giove-A was launched on December 28th 2005, and is set to be followed by a further 29 satellites by 2010.

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