11 March 2008

Good news! Maybe we'll se a third Galileo satellite in 2008...

A good news! The third Galileo satellite is on track! Space Blog reported that Giove-A2 succeded the Critical Design Review at the beginning of january 2008. Giove-A2 was commisioned by ESA in 2007 at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, the same company of the Giove-A satellite. Giove-A2 is a sort of insurance for ESA.. If the unlucky Giove-B will fail, Giove-A2 will permit to ESA to continue to occupy the frequencies allocated to Galileo.