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Friday | TV Technology

ESA's Galileo Navigation System Satellite Fails to Reach Planned Orbit

The European Space Agency's plans to construct Europe's own global satellite navigation system hit a minor snag when the two satellites, launched on August 22, failed to make it to their intended orbit.

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Friday | Independent.ie

EU satellites fired into wrong orbit by 'software bug'

European Space Agency photograph of the medium-lift VS07 Soyuz rocket lifting off from its launching pad in Kourou, French Guiana, last week.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, South America, GPS

Friday | M2.com

Mission update: A confirmed "fit:" Optus 10 is readied for launch on...

Mission update: A confirmed "fit:" Optus 10 is readied for launch on Arianespace's next heavy-lift mission - Ariane Flight VA218 Preparations continue to move ahead for Arianespace's Ariane 5 Flight VA218, as the Optus 10 spacecraft has undergone its fit-check and fueling for a dual-passenger mission targeted for September 11 from French Guiana.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Ask MetaFilter

Watching Satellite Launch from Kourou

Have you watched a space launch from Kourou in French Guiana? Do you have any tips for someone considering a visit? For this question, let's assume I'm a member of the general public who's in the general area and might enjoy seeing a liftoff.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, South America, French Guiana Travel, Travel, World News

Seeking Alpha

Columbus Gold Mobilizes A Third Drill Rig

This wasn't expected at the start of the drill program, and I'm happy this will speed up the drill program.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

CIO

Two Galileo GPS Satellites Launched in Wrong Orbit

Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after launch from French Guiana on Friday, satellite launch company Arianespace said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS, South America, World News, Space

ComputerWorld

Optus 10 to launch next month after delays

Optus' 'Optus 10' satellite will launch on 12 September the telco revealed. The telco had originally announced the satellite would launch in May "This satellite will expand fleet resilience and significantly increase Optus' fleet capacity, providing greater bandwidth to support the delivery of video, data and voice services to corporate, enterprise ... (more)

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Yahoo!

Experts probe launch failure for EU's satnav project

Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satnav programme sent into the wrong orbit.

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CIO

Two Galileo GPS Satellites Launched in Wrong Orbit

Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after launch from French Guiana on Friday, satellite launch company Arianespace said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, GPS, South America, World News, Space

Yahoo!

Experts probe launch failure for EU's satnav project

Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satnav programme sent into the wrong orbit.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

ComputerWorld

Optus 10 to launch next month after delays

Optus' 'Optus 10' satellite will launch on 12 September the telco revealed. The telco had originally announced the satellite would launch in May "This satellite will expand fleet resilience and significantly increase Optus' fleet capacity, providing greater bandwidth to support the delivery of video, data and voice services to corporate, enterprise ... (more)

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SPACE.com

Russian Rocket Launches European Navigation Satellites Into Wrong Orbit

The launch service provider Arianespace confirmed late Friday that two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation network were released into the wrong orbit after launching aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Xinhuanet

Galileo satellites start operational deployment phase

A new pair of Galileo satellites, Galileo 5 and 6, has been successfully delivered into orbit on Friday, which marks the start of a new phase in the European satellite navigation program, said the European Space Agency in a press release.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Newsday

Galileo: We know where you are

With the planned launch of two satellites aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana later this month, Europe is pushing ahead with its own satellite navigation system, known as Galileo.

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Daily Times

Bad weather delays launch of European navigation satellites : August 21, 2014,

PARIS Bad weather indefinitely delayed the planned blast-off from French Guiana on Thursday of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system, launch firm Arianespace said.

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EUobserver

[Ticker] Galileo launches two more satellites

Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation program, is launching two more satellites into space from Kourou in French Guiana on Thursday, reaching a total number of six satellites in orbit, according to the European Commission.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Science Daily

Study of African dust transport to South America reveals air quality impacts

A new study that analyzed concentrations of African dust transported to South America shows large seasonal peaks in winter and spring.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

RedOrbit

Twin Galileos Meet, Ready For Thursday's Launch

Image Caption: The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites met on their dispenser on 11 August 2014 in the S5 payload preparation facility of the Guiana Space Centre.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Advanced-television.com

MEASAT-3b confirmed for 12 September launch

Following confirmation from launch service provider Arianespace that its next Ariane 5 mission has transferred from the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building - where it was assembled, to the Final Assembly Building - where the dual-passenger payload will be installed, one of its launch customers, MEASAT, has revealed that the MEASAT-3b ... (more)

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Voice of America

Europeans Will No Longer Resupply International Space Station

The craft carried 6.6 tons of fuel, water, oxygen, food, clothes and scientific experiments to the six-member crew aboard ISS.

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