On 11 September 2015, satellites nine and ten of Galileo, the European navigation system, started their journey into space – once again with radio frequency components from HUBER+SUHNER on board.
Galileo – The European GPS
The Galileo project is a joint initiative of the European Union and the European Space Agency (ESA). Galileo is the European equivalent of the American GPS system and the Russian Glonass navigation system. All three systems are mutually compatible. The system will eventually consist of 30 satellites and a corresponding terrestrial infrastructure, and will send positioning data to Earth from an altitude of 23,222 km. The first eight satellites have already been put into operation and, only a few days ago, satellites nine and ten started their journey into space. As with the previous four satellites, the two latest satellites also feature radio frequency components from HUBER+SUHNER.