News from ESA

  • 15 September 2017
    Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle.
  • 04 September 2017
    The last of 22 Galileo satellites has departed ESA’s Test Centre in the Netherlands – concluding the single longest and largest scale test campaign in the establishment’s history.
  • 31 July 2017
    Each Galileo satellite must go through a rigorous test campaign to assure its readiness for space
  • 31 July 2017
    Each Galileo satellite must go through a rigorous test campaign to assure its readiness for the violence of launch, airlessness and temperature extremes of Earth orbit.