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ILA 2014: ESA confident of Galileo launch targets

22nd May 2014 - 12:06 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in Berlin


The European Space agency (ESA) is confident it will meet its target of launching four more Galileo navigation satellites into orbit by the end of 2014.

The organisation is on track to launch two spacecraft equipped with two satellites each by its scheduled deadline of 21 August, bringing the total Galileo constellation to eight orbiting satellites, ESA director general Jean-Jacques Dordain told journalists at the ILA Berlin Airshow.

The Galileo programme – a European initiative for a civilian-controlled satellite constellation to provide a highly accurate global navigation satellite system – has been thrown into the spotlight amidst increasing tensions between

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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