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Galileo Satellites Orbit - credits : ESA

Galileo Satellites Orbit - credits : ESA


Mar 13, 2015 ASDNews Source : European Space Agency (ESA)


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.

Launched with the fifth Galileo last August, its initial elongated orbit saw it travelling as high as 25 900 km above Earth and down to a low point of 13 713 km – confusing the Earth sensor used to point its navigation antennas at the ground.


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