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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)

February 2016

New Launches Announced

On May 24, 2016 another Soyuz launcher will carry Galileo satellites 13 & 14 into orbit.

Later in the year in October the first launch with an Ariane 5 is planned for four Galileo satellite 15, 16, 17 & 18.

(Source: Spaceflightnow, accessed on February 23, 2016)

January 2016

First Galileo Satellite Available

After the successful December 2015 launch of more Galileo FOC satellites the first available constellation of 5 satellites has been announced shortly after Christmas.

Different numbering schemes are used through different sources. The table below has been assembled alining these numbers and current status based on those sources. No warranty for correctness of table.

 

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 Under Commissioning
10 GSAT0206 30 FOC-M3 Sep 11, 2015 Under Commissioning
11 GSAT0207 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 Under Commissioning
12 GSAT0208 FOC-M4 Dec 17, 2015 Under Commissioning

Status: 2015 12 28

(Sources: Galileo Constellation, GPS WorldRemco Timmermans)

December 2015

Launch of Galileo satellites 11&12 is scheduled for today

The next two FOC Galileo satellites 11&12 are ready for take-off. There is a live stream available from ESA webpage starting on December 17, 2015 at 11:15 GMT.

Update: Both Galileo satellites have been safely delivered to their respective orbits.

October 2015

20th Beidou Satellite Launched

The 20th satellite of the Chinese Beidou constellation has been launched on September 30, 2015 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Beidou is yet another GNSS in competition to the American GPS, the Russian GLONASS and the European Galileo.While the European Galileo system is stil being in a test phase, Beidou has already a regional coverage over Asia and may be used there for navigation and positioning.

According to the German version of the site, this is the 4th satellite of a new generation of Beidou satellites.

(Source: china.org.cn)

September 2015

Galileo 9&10 Released to their Orbits

The launch of Galileo satellites 9&10 ended successful. The satellites have been released to their designated orbits this morning. A team of ESA and CNES will bring the satellites to life within the next 10 days.

A further launch towards the end of the year is on schedule. The pace for building up the Galileo system will be increased next year. With an Ariane 5 launcher the payload is doubled bringing each time 4 satellites into their orbits.

(Source: ESA and ESA Operations on Twitter)

 

September 2015

Galileo 9&10 on Schedule for Launch Tonight

The next pair of Galileo satellites 9&10 is scheduled for launch tonight. Apperantly everything on schedule. For Europe the launch is shortly after 4 o’clock (UTC+2h).

That is probably also the reason that no life stream has been announced. That was a premature statement.

There is a life-stream for the launch http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/The_future_-_Galileo/Launching_Galileo/Watch_the_launch_of_Galileos_9_10

(Source: ESA)

August 2015

Launch date for Galileo 11&12 announced; Galileo 9&10 still on schedule

The date for late 2015 launch of Galileo satellites 11&12 has been fixed to December 17 (1 year, 10 months, 0 days ago).

The launch of Galileo Satellites 9&10 is still scheduled for September 11, 2015 02:08 GMT from ELS, French Guiana (2 years, 1 month, 6 days ago).

Both launches are planned with two satellites each on Arianespace Soyuz rockets. Subsequent launches in the next year may be using Ariane rockets and carry more than just two satellites.

(Source: SpaceFlightNow)

August 2015

Launch Time for Galileo 9&10 announced

Galileo Satellites 9&10 are announced for launch on September 11, 2015 02:08 GMT from ELS, French Guiana. This is only an apparent shift by one day from September 10. In French Guiana it is still the 10th then.

Another launch is still listed late 2015. Both launches are planned with two satellites each on Arianespace Soyuz rockets. Subsequent launches in the next year may be using Ariane rockets and carry more than just two satellites.

(Source: SpaceFlightNow)

April 2015

More Galileo Satellite Launches in 2015

Galileo Satellites 9&10 are scheduled for launch on September 10, 2015 from ELS, French Guiana.

Another launch is listed late 2015. Both launches are planned with two satellites each on Arianespace Soyuz rockets. Subsequent launches in the next year may be using Ariane rockets and carry more than just two satellites.

(Source: SpaceFlightNow)

March 2015

Galileo Satellites 7 & 8 Reached Safely their Target Orbits

The second set of two FOC (Full Constellation Satellites) Galileo numbered 7 & 8 reached their target orbit after lift off on schedule at 21:46 (GMT) on March 27.

ESA stated: “All the Soyuz stages performed as planned, with the Fregat upper stage releasing the satellites into their target orbit close to 23 500 km altitude, around 3 hours 48 minutes after liftoff.”

After last less fortunate launch in August 2014 probably not only some ESA engineers but most of the European Galileo commnuity were awaiting this relieving news.

The commisioning phase will require at least 3 month until the in-orbit tests for the new satellites are completed.

(Source: ESA webpage)

March 2015

Live Stream by ESA for March 27th Galileo Satellite Launch

Tonight’s Galileo satellite launch is still on schedule. Shortly before the event (around 21:30 GMT) a live stream will be available through the ESA webpage.

(Source: ESA Live Stream)

March 2015

Second Satellite Reaches Usable Orbit

Almost unrecognized the second satellite launched in August 2014 has reached a usable orbit. The satellite and its companion started with the same launcher marked a less favorable beginning of the Galileo full operational constellation (see also).

(Source: GPS world)

March 2015

Launch Date & Time Updated for FOC Satellites 3&4

The planned launch window has been specified to March 27, 2015 21:46:18 GMT (2 years, 6 months, 20 days ago) from ELS in French Guiana.

The official launch date has been updated. Compared to the previous announcement is has been postponed by one siderial day.

(Source: SpaceFlightNow)