News

August 2019

An Analysis of Galileo Down Incident as Seen by User Equipment

The Galileo incident created a number of questions which are partly answered by the presentation shown in the video prepred by the FinnRef.

(Link: https://youtu.be/CLsofmws_n4 )

July 2019

Galileo Constellation is Up and Reason for Backup Failure

The mystery about the complete failure of the Galileo constellation has been clarified. While the timing facility in Italy failed, the German backup part was not able to take over because of an software security update.

Obviously the overall update procedure will be a major part of the lessons learned discussion following the complete outage of the constellation.

(Source: https://www.politico.eu/article/galileo-blackout-followed-effort-to-guard-against-cyber-threats/ )

July 2019

Galileo GNSS is back online again

[2019 07 18 16:00 UT]
Galileo satellites have resumed transmitting signals. According to NAGU 2019027 the system is back online since 2019-07-17 20:52 UTC. All satellites have been declared as usable again. The current service is relying basically on the same satellites as prior to the system outtage. The NAGU subject claims “SERVICE RESTORED (POTENTIAL INSTABILITY)”.

As described in the post before, user devices may exclude Galileo satellites from tracking for a while. This is typically dependent completely on the logic of the receiver device. GNSS receivers decide on the content of the so-called almanac. As with GPS and other GNSS the almanac collection requires tracking one satellite of the system and some time until an older almanac has been replaced. Eventually a restart of the device may help to speed up this replaement process.

(Source: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/newsroom/news/galileo-initial-service-recovery-actions-underway?fbclid=IwAR2_9xI9p_I3He9wIrKx9cMhvL33n_diBfz4yirXFzxyh1VsiHM0fThLsPA and https://www.gsc-europa.eu/notice-advisory-to-galileo-users-nagu-2019027 )

July 2019

Galileo is recovering after system outtage

[July 17, 2019 8:00 UT] After the complete system outtage over the weekend Galileo is recovering. Several receivers of the MGEX project are tracking Galileo satellite again. Collected Galileo broadcast orbits are available from several stations through a couple of Ntrip mount points of https://mgex.igs-ip.net/
The quality of observations and the derived orbits are probably to be considered with care. The Galileo recovery actions are still underway as indicated by the GSA webpage.

The MGEX project is using professional GNSS receiver equipment. These receivers allow typically reception also of specially marked satellite signals for scientific purposes. Consumer equipment such as smartphones are typically waiting until satellites marked as usable until the signals are tracked and used for positioning.

(Source: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/newsroom/news/galileo-initial-service-recovery-actions-underway )

July 2019

Galileo Satellite System Down

Currently the European Galileo satellite system is down since July 11 or 12, 2019. Apparently the satellites are transmiting no valid broadcast orbit information. The constellation service webpage indicates “Service Outage”. No sound information on the actual reasoning is given.

[Update 2019 07 15 15:00 UT]

The reasons for the current unavailability is clearer according to GSA webpage and also an Inside GNSS article. The issue is not with the space segment but the ground facilities. Apparently the Precise Timing Facility (PTF) in Italy is not working as expected. Without precise timing the calculation of broadcast orbits is in jeopardy and there is nothing to be supplied to the satellites.

However, this information opens a bunch of more questions such as why did the backup PTF in Germany not take over? Also the Galileo satellites have as satellite other GNSS (GPS, GLONASS and Beidou) a stack of precomputed broadcast orbits available. Therefore why is the Galileo system not operating on those precomputed broadcast orbits?
The accuracy of the brodcast orbits may deteriorate over time, but at least the system should be operational for a couple of days or a week. If the precomputed stack of orbits is already used up, there would be then the question of why there was no advance notice?

(Source: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/newsroom/news/update-availability-some-galileo-initial-services and https://insidegnss.com/update-galileo-service-degraded-on-all-satellites-precise-timing-facility-problems-cited/ )

February 2019

First Time 22 Galileo Satellites Available for Navigation

On February 11, 2019 four more satellites joined the Galileo constellation.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 22 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
  Giove A     Giove A Dec 28, 2005    
  Giove B     Giove B Apr 27, 2008    
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201   Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202   Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Not usable
since Dec 8, 2017
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT0215 21 A3 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-10-12 08:07 Available
20 GSAT0216 25 A7 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 08:06 Available
21 GSAT0217 27 A4 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 08:31 Available
22 GSAT0218 31 A1 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 07:27 Available
23 GSAT0219 36 B04 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 2019-02-11 10:26 Available
24 GSAT0220 13 B01 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 2019-02-11 11:26 Available
25 GSAT0221 15 B02 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 2019-02-11 12:10 Available
26 GSAT0222 33 B07 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 2019-02-11 10:56 Available

Status: 2019 02 11

(Source: Galileo Constellation Information)

October 2018

Fourth Satellite of December 2017 Launch Joined Galileo Constellation

On October 12, 2018 the last satellite of the previous launch in December joint the usable constellation.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 18 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Not usable
since Dec 8, 2017
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT0215 21 A3 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-10-12 08:07 Available
20 GSAT0216 25 A7 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 08:06 Available
21 GSAT0217 27 A4 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 08:31 Available
22 GSAT0218 31 A1 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 07:27 Available
23 GSAT0219 36 B04 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
24 GSAT0220 13 B01 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
25 GSAT0221 15 B02 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
26 GSAT0222 33 B07 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning

Status: 2018 10 12

(Source: Galileo Constellation Information)

August 2018

Three Galileo Satellites Ended their Commissioning Phase

On August 2, 2018 three satellites of the previous launch in December joint the usable constellation.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 17 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Not usable
since Dec 8, 2017
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT0215 21 A3 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
20 GSAT0216 25 A7 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 08:06 Available
21 GSAT0217 27 A4 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 08:31 Available
22 GSAT0218 31 A1 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 2018-08-02 07:27 Available
23 GSAT0219 36 B04 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
24 GSAT0220 13 B01 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
25 GSAT0221 15 B02 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
26 GSAT0222 33 B07 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning

Status: 2018 08 06

(Source: Galileo Constellation Information)

July 2018

Four More Satellites Joined the Galileo Constellation

The successful launch of 4 Galileo satellites on July 25, 2018 at 11:24 GMT has added  scheduled .

Eight Galileo satellites (GSAT0215 to GSAT0222, four from December 2017 launch and four from recent July launch) are under commssioning.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 14 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Not usable
since Dec 8, 2017
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT0215 21 A3 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
20 GSAT0216 25 A7 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
21 GSAT0217 27 A4 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
22 GSAT0218 31 A1 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
23 GSAT0219 36 B04 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
24 GSAT0220 13 B01 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
25 GSAT0221 15 B02 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning
26 GSAT0222 33 B07 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 under commissioning

Status: 2018 07 27

(Source: NAGU201817, SpaceFlightNow)

June 2018

Launch Time for GSAT0219-GSAT0222 Published

Galileo satellite GSAT0215, GSAT0216, GSAT0217, and GSAT0218 are still under commssioning.

Another launch of 4 Galileo satellites has been scheduled for July 25, 2018 at 11:24:48 GMT.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 14 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Not usable
since Dec 8, 2017
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT0215 21 A3 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
20 GSAT0216 25 A7 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
21 GSAT0217 27 A4 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
22 GSAT0218 31 A1 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
23 GSAT0219 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 11:24:48 Next launch planned
24 GSAT0220 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 11:24:48 Next launch planned
25 GSAT0221 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 11:24:48 Next launch planned
26 GSAT0222 FOC-M8 Jul 25, 2018 11:24:48 Next launch planned

Status: 2018 06 17

(Source: Space Flight Now)

April 2018

Next Launch of 4 Galileo Satellites Scheduled for July 2018

Galileo satellite GSAT0215, GSAT0216, GSAT0217, and GSAT0218 are still under commssioning.

Another launch of 4 Galileo satellites has been scheduled for July 25, 2018.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 14 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Not usable
since Dec 8, 2017
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT0215 21 A3 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
20 GSAT0216 25 A7 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
21 GSAT0217 27 A4 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
22 GSAT0218 31 A1 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
23 GSAT0219 FOC-M8 launch planned for July 25, 2018
24 GSAT0220 FOC-M8 launch planned for July 25, 2018
25 GSAT0221 FOC-M8 launch planned for July 25, 2018
26 GSAT0222 FOC-M8 launch planned for July 25, 2018

Status: 2018 04 22

February 2018

Sound Consumer Chip Base Supporting Galileo

Near a 100 million chips supporting Galileo signals are in the market. Certainly more are to come in the future with new devices supporting GNSS through consumer chips.

Currently a better coverage with more Galileo satellites is required. The full constellation is still being build up to completeness. Currently stand-alone Galileo navigation would have too many drop-outs when a sufficient number of four satellites is missing. The constellation consists momentarily 14 satellites in full service, while two satellites are out of service. Therefore the community is waiting for the commissioning of the satellites launched on December 12. After completion of commissioning the number of satellites in service may be between 18 and 20.

(Source: CNES)

December 2017

Galileo Satellite Launched Now Under Commissioning

Galileo satellite GSAT0215, GSAT0216, GSAT0217, and GSAT0218 were successfully launched and entered their designated orbits. In the mean time they are under commssioning.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 14 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Not usable
since Dec 8, 2017
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT0215 21 A3 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
20 GSAT0216 25 A7 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
21 GSAT0217 27 A4 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning
22 GSAT0218 31 A1 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 under commissioning

Status: 2017 12 15

August 2017

Preliminary Launch Date for Next Four Galileo Satellites Published

According to GPSworld launch overview of August 28, 2017 is the next Galileo satellite launch scheduled for December 12, 2017 around 18:30 UTC.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 15 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT0215 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 18:30 Next launch planned
20 GSAT0216 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 18:30 Next launch planned
21 GSAT0217 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 18:30 Next launch planned
22 GSAT0218 FOC-M7 Dec 12, 2017 18:30 Next launch planned

Status: 2017 08 29

August 2017

Last Galileo Satellite Left Commissioning Phase and Joins Constellation

On August 9, 2017 at 18:58 UTC the remaining Galileo satellite from last year’s launch joined the Galileo constellation.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 15 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-09 18:58 Available
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT02x1 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
20 GSAT02x2 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
21 GSAT02x3 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
22 GSAT02x4 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned

Status: 2017 08 10

August 2017

Another Satellite Joined Galileo Constellation on Swiss National Day

On August 1, 2017 at 16:03 UTC another Galileo satellite joined the Galileo constellation leaving until next launch in December one remaining satellite in commissioning phase.

The current Galileo constellation consists of 14 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-08-01 16:03 Available
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT02x1 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
20 GSAT02x2 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
21 GSAT02x3 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
22 GSAT02x4 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned

Status: 2017 08 05

July 2017

Next Launch for Galileo Planned in December 2017

Due to the issues with Galileo satellite clocks the next launch of four Galileo satellites has been postponed until December 2017.

The current constellation consists of 13 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016  2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016  2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available
19 GSAT02x1 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
20 GSAT02x2 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
21 GSAT02x3 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned
22 GSAT02x4 FOC-M7 Dec 2017 Next launch planned

Status: 2017 07 05

(Source: ESA launch schedule 2017)

July 2017

Since End of May 2 more Galileo Satellites

On May 29, 2017 again after a bit more than 6 month in their orbits Galileo satellites GSAT0207 and GSAT0214 started to broadcast all their signals. The current constellation consists of 13 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016  2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016  2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 18:23 Available
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 2017-05-29 13:15 Available

Status: 2017 07 05

December 2016

Change of Status in EU-funded Projects for Switzerland

On December 16, 2016 the Swiss Federal Council ratified the Protocol on the extension to Croatia of the Free Movement of Persons Agreement between the EU and Switzerland. The adoption of this protocol has been the last road block for Swiss entities in regaining full participation in EU-funded programs (Horizon 2020).

Starting January 1, 2017 Switzerland will be back in Horizon 2020 as full associated member state regaining the same rights as EU member states within the program. This ends a period of more than 2 years of restriction with partial association of Switzerland and therefore limited participation of Swiss entities in EU research programs.

 

(Source: EU statement of Swiss participation, Statement of EURESEARCH)

December 2016

Declaration of Initial Services for December 15

The European Commission plans to announce the Declaration of Initial Servies for Galileo during an official event in Brussels on December 15, 2016.

(Source: inside GNSS)

December 2016

GSAT0210 and GSAT0211 Declared as Available

On December 01, 2016 after a bit more than 6 month in their orbits Galileo satellites GSAT0210 and GSAT0211 started to broadcast all their signals. The current constellation consists of 11 satellites available for navigation.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016  2016-12-01 16:40 Available
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016  2016-12-01 17:04 Available
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22

Status: 2016 12 02

November 2016

Recently Launched Galileo Satellites Entered Commissioning Phase

All four Galileo satellites launched on November 17, 2016 have been placed in the C-plane and the satellite ids as well as their planned positions have been announced. They are now officially in the commissioning phase until declaration of first availability. The first availability is expected for two satellites in the second half of April 2017 and for the other two in June.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
15 GSAT0207 07 C06 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
16 GSAT0212 03 C08 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
17 GSAT0213 04 C03 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22
18 GSAT0214 05 C01 FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-11-22

Status: 2016 11 24

November 2016

Galileo status after November 17, 2016 launch

Today’s Ariane 5 launch brought 4 Galileo satellites flawlessly into their destination orbits. Now the ground crews have to check the in-orbit functionality of these satellites. Between April and June next year the new satellites are expected to be operational.

The next milestone will be the declaration of Initial Services Operational, which has been expressed in today’s laudatory speeches as a wish for this year’s Christmas.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 B05 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 B06 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 C04 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 C05 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 Ext01 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 Ext02 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 B08 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 B03 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 A08 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 A05 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 C07 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 C02 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
15 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Launched
2016-11-17 13:06:48 UT
16 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Launched
2016-11-17 13:06:48 UT
17 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Launched
2016-11-17 13:06:48 UT
18 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Launched
2016-11-17 13:06:48 UT

Status: 2016 11 17

November 2016

Live Stream for Launch of Four Galileo Satellites on Nov 17

This first launch of the heavy-lift Ariane 5 for Galileo on November 17, 2016 at 13:06:48 UTC will be carrying four satellites at once. Within 4 hours after lift-off the satellites should be already in their circular orbits.

Live stream of ESA TV for Galileo satellite launch

 

October 2016

Four Galileo Satellites being Fueled

The four Galileo satellites are prepared for their launch on November 17, 2016 at 13:06:48 UTC. The launch will mark a novelty. It is the first launch of the heavy-lift Ariane 5 for Galileo carrying 4 satellites at once. Within 4 hours after lift-off the satellites shall be already in their circular orbits.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A  Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B  Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011  2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011  2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012  2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104  20 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012  2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015  2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015  2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
15 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Launch scheduled at 13:06:48 UT
16 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Launch scheduled at 13:06:48 UT
17 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Launch scheduled at 13:06:48 UT
18 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Launch scheduled at 13:06:48 UT

Status: 2016 10 26

(Sources: Galileo Constellation, GPS world, Previous Report)

August 2016

GSAT0201 and GSAT0202 Entered Special Testing Phase

Galileo satellites GSAT0201 and GSAT0202 launched on Aug 22, 2014 have entered a special testing phase. Those satellites were misplaced due a launcher failure and had been recovered for some use in their special orbits (see also).

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A  Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B  Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011  2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011  2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012  2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104  20 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012  2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
6 GSAT0202 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014 2016-08-05 00:00 Testing
7 GSAT0203 26 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015  2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015  2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
15 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
16 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
17 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
18 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch

Status: 2016 08 17

(Sources: Galileo Constellation, Previous Report)

June 2016

GSAT0210 and GSAT0211 Entered Commissioning Phase

Galileo satellites GSAT0210 and GSAT0211 launched on May 24 at 08:48 GMT have entered commissioning phase.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Slot Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A  Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B  Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011  2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011  2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012  2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104  20 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012  2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014
6 GSAT0202 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014
7 GSAT0203 26 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015  2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015  2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208 08 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209 09 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 01 A02 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
14 GSAT0211 02 A06 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Under Commissioning
2016-06-01
15 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
16 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
17 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
18 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch

Status: 2016 06 02

(Sources: Galileo Constellation, Previous Report)

May 2016

Two More Galileo Satellites Successfully Launched

3 hours and 48 minutes after scheduled lift-off at 08:48 GMT two more Galileo satellites have been placed successfully in their orbits. Based on the length of previous in-orbit check procedures the satellites may be available for positioning late September.

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A  Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B  Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 14:08 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2013-08-23 16:24 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-08-23 15:20 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 2013-07-01 10:25 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014
6 GSAT0202 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014
7 GSAT0203 26 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-03 11:06 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-04 13:19 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
11 GSAT0208  08 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209  09 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Successful Launch
14 GSAT0211 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Successful Launch
15 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
16 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
17 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch
18 GSAT02xx FOC-M6 Nov 17, 2016 Scheduled Launch

Status: 2016 05 24

(Sources: Galileo Constellation, Previous ReportESA, SpaceFlightNow)

May 2016

Galileo Satellite Launch and Status Summary

Galileo launch preparation May 23

Live video stream of Galileo launch on May 24

Status Summary

Nr Name SV ID Launch Launch Date First Availability Status
Giove A  Giove A Dec 28, 2005
Giove B  Giove B Apr 27, 2008
1 GSAT0101 11 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2015-12-23 11:21 Available
2 GSAT0102 12 IOV-1 Oct 21, 2011 2015-12-20 00:34 Available
3 GSAT0103 19 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 Available
4 GSAT0104 20 IOV-2 Oct 12, 2012 Not Available
5 GSAT0201 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014
6 GSAT0202 FOC-M1 Aug 22, 2014
7 GSAT0203 26 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 Available
8 GSAT0204 22 FOC-M2 Mar 27, 2015 2015-12-21 15:01 Available
9 GSAT0205 24 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-01-28 Available
10 GSAT0206 30 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015  2016-91-28 Available
11 GSAT0208  08 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
12 GSAT0209  09 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015  2016-04-22 Available
13 GSAT0210 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Scheduled Launch 08:48:43 GMT
14 GSAT0211 FOC-M5 May 24, 2016 Scheduled Launch 08:48:43 GMT

Status: 2016 05 23

(Sources: Galileo Constellation, Previous ReportESA)

May 2016

Launch of two Galileo Satellites still on Schedule

For May 24 on 08:48:43 GMT the next launch of two Galileo satellites is planned. As with the previous launches it will take place from Guiana Space Center with a Soyuz carrier.

(Source: Spaceflightnow, accessed on May 19, 2016)