[amsat-bb] Chasqui-1 deployment from ISS + Galileo GPS launches
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Fri Aug 15 20:13:09 UTC 2014
Chasqui-1 CubeSat deployment from ISS on August 18 after 1400 GMT - live TV coverage
Galileo GPS system enters system deployment phase - downlink 1260-1300 MHz
Galileo SATs 5-6 are scheduled to lift off at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST, 09:31 local time) on 21 August from Kourou on top
of a Soyuz rocket. They are expected to become operational, after
initial in-orbit testing, in autumn.
The two satellites will join the four Galileo 'in-orbit validation' satellites already in space.
Launched in pairs in October 2011 and October 2012, these four
satellites - the minimum required to obtain a position fix - served to demonstrate and validate the space and ground segments of the system.
Galileo SATs 7-8 are scheduled to follow end of year 2014. Then the constellation will be gradually deployed with six to eight
satellites launched per year using a series of Soyuz and Ariane launches from Kourou, along with remaining elements of the ground network.
Galileo - 23cm band and WRC-18
Dnepr Launch Planned for October
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