Satellites Galore! What We Launch Into Space and GPS Modernization

Today there are hundreds of satellites orbiting Earth.  A portion of those are Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) like GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), Galileo (European Union), and COMPASS or BeiDou (China).  But there are many other reasons governments and commercial interests want to put birds in the sky: imagery capture, communications, television broadcasting, weather monitoring, intelligence […]

Galileo Officially Launched

The European Space agency has begun launching fully operational satellites for their Galileo GNSS. After nearly a decade of experimentation and testing the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch two fully operational Galileo system satellites. The launch date was originally set for 8/21/14 but was delayed 24 hours due to weather conditions at the launch […]