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December 06, 2012
Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal
Paris (ESA) Dec 06, 2012
Europe's third Galileo satellite has transmitted its first test navigation signals back to Earth. The two Galileo satellites launched last October have reached their final orbital position and are in the midst of testing. The third Galileo Flight Model, known as FM3, transmitted its first test navigation signal in the E1 band on 1 December, the band being used for Galileo's freely available Open Service interoperable with GPS. Then, on the morning of 4 December, the satellite broadcast signals ac ... read more
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