Second launch of Galileo satellites – 10/10/2012

The countdown has started!!!

The Galileo programme is Europe’s initiative for a state-of-the-art global satellite navigation system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure. Galileo will be inter-operable with GPS and GLONASS, the two other global satellite navigation systems.

The countdown has started for the launch of Galileo’s third and fourth satellites from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana that is to take place on the 10 October at 20.23 CET (15:23 Kourou time).

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