Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Satellites

European PNT Satellites (Galileo)


2018 – Galileo

In contrast to the PNT systems operated by other nations (except Japan), two European civil government organizations (the EU) and the ESA) share acquisition, management... In contrast to the PNT…

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2017 – Galileo

Europe’s expansion of its Galileo PNT constellation slowed a little during 2017, when ## clocks aboard some of the satellites failed. Clocks are critical to... Europe’s expansion of its Galileo…

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2016 – Galileo

Europe continued launching Galileo satellites during 2016, enlarging its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) constellation. Thanks to the launch of ## more Galileo satellites, the Europeans managed to grow their…

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2015 – Galileo

The European Union’s space-based PNT efforts began in 2005, making 2015 the tenth anniversary for its PNT efforts. Galileo, the European PNT satellite system, is scheduled to be complete by…

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2005 – Galileo

Europe launched the first test satellite in the Galileo system in December 2005.  Europe launched the first test satellite in the Galileo system in December 2005. 

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2007 – Galileo

Galileo, Europe’s proposed ##-satellite navigation constellation, reached a key funding agreement in 2007 when the European Council agreed to fund the project entirely though the European Union community budget. The hoped-for…

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2014 – Galileo

The European Union’s Galileo constellation was scheduled to be operational in 2014, with ## satellites in use by the end of the year. Those plans had to be delayed when…

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2008 – Galileo

The European Union continues to develop the ##-satellite Galileo constellation, expected to be launched in 2010. Funding has been approved for the project, and in April 2008 the second GIOVE…

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2009 – Galileo

The European Union continues to develop its planned ##-satellite Galileo constellation, although budgetary and technical issues have caused the program to progress at a slower pace and higher cost than…

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2010 – Galileo

The European PNT system, a ##-satellite constellation called Galileo, is under development by the European Union. In January 2010, the first contracts for satellite construction were awarded, and the first…

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