Artist's view of two Galileo satellites released into orbit. Credit: ESA
Artist's concept of Galileo satellites in formation. Credit: OHB
SES-5. Credit: SSL
Galileo satellites
A pair of Galileo satellites shown about to be unloaded in February for launch the following month aboard a Europeanized Soyuz rocket. Credit: ESA
The 7th and 8th Galileo satellites were released from the four-stage Soyuz-Fregat rocket  into a circular orbit of about 23,522 kilometers in altitude. Credit: ESA
Daniel Calleja Crespo
Chen Zhi, deputy chief designer of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp., told a Paris audience Feb. 5 that China’s early deployment of satellite navigation terminals for precision agriculture already feature multimode GPS-BeiDou receivers. Credit:
In discussing the Soyuz decision, Elzbieta Bienkowska, the European Commission’s new space chief, said the priority should be getting Galileo in service as quickly as possible. Credit: Poland's Ministry of Infrastructure and Development
The Eutelsat 9B satellite with its EDRS-A payload is shown in the anechoic test chamber of Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. Credit: Airbus Defence and Space
Galileo FOC sats. Credit: OHB
Caption: ESA's Didier FaivreCredit: ESA photo
Galileo FOC satellite launch. Credit: ESA
O3b's first four satellites
Galileo separation. Credit:  ESA/J. Huart

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