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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #80 on: 08/02/2019 04:27 am »
Ongoing upgrade authorised under name system build 1.5.1 started in February 2019 with completion expected at the end of the year. Supposed to be seamless transition of G1G in preparation for rollout of G2G and EGNOS v3 follow on ground and space segments but could be related to last month's issues.
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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #81 on: 08/02/2019 04:30 am »
First G1G (Galileo First Generation) Batch 3 Sat payload arrived at OHB from SSTL. Name is Patrick.
https://www.sstl.co.uk/media-hub/latest-news/2019/first-galileo-batch-3-payload-patrick%E2%80%9D-reaches-ohb

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #82 on: 08/05/2019 08:31 am »
I wonder why they didn't extend the existing contract to quickly order two more satellites to replace the two placed into the wrong orbit, rather then letting the production line stop, and start up again.

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #83 on: 11/17/2019 12:11 pm »
Should one worry about Galileo IOV PFM?

last NAGU
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NOTICE ADVISORY TO GALILEO USERS (NAGU) 2019033
DATE GENERATED (UTC): 2019-10-30 17:45
   
NAGU TYPE: UNP_UNUFN
NAGU NUMBER: 2019033
NAGU SUBJECT: UNAVAILABLE FROM 2019-10-29 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NAGU REFERENCED TO: N/A
START DATE EVENT (UTC): 2019-10-29 18:49
END DATE EVENT (UTC): N/A
SATELLITE AFFECTED: GSAT0101
SPACE VEHICLE ID: 11
SIGNAL(S) AFFECTED: ALL
   
EVENT DESCRIPTION: GALILEO SATELLITE GSAT0101 (ALL SIGNALS) IS UNAVAILABLE SINCE 2019-10-29 BEGINNING 18:49 UTC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

https://www.gsc-europa.eu/system-service-status/constellation-information

P.S. :
In the almanac of 11/01/2019 GSAT 0101 / SV ID 11 still has signal status normal.
And from 11/05/2019 Galileo SV ID 11 has disappeared from the almanac.
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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #84 on: 11/28/2019 08:34 pm »

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #86 on: 12/27/2019 10:06 am »
First G1G (Galileo First Generation) Batch 3 Sat payload arrived at OHB from SSTL. Name is Patrick.
https://www.sstl.co.uk/media-hub/latest-news/2019/first-galileo-batch-3-payload-patrick%E2%80%9D-reaches-ohb

Strange coincidence "Patrick" is the last of 27 Galileo satellites with names. (as far as I know)
At the launch, Patrick's country Great Britain will most likely no longer an EU member. (Brexit)  :(
No. 28 Croatia, was not involved in the drawing competition 2011, is EU-member since 2013.

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I see right now that the "Galileo Drawing Competition 2019" for children from Croatia, Norway and Switzerland is running. So the 3 following Galileo satellites will also become children's names.
https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/space/galileo/drawing-competition_en
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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #87 on: 01/24/2020 06:44 am »
Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide
23/01/2020


As well as providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is contributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying SOS messages to first responders. And from now on the satellites will reply to these messages, assuring people in danger that help is on the way.

http://www.esa.int/Applications/Navigation/Galileo_now_replying_to_SOS_messages_worldwide
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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #88 on: 02/02/2020 02:11 pm »
From a slightly more in depth article:

"The technical incident originated by an equipment malfunction in the Galileo ground infrastructure, affecting the calculation of time and orbit predictions, and which are used to compute the navigation message. The malfunction affected different elements on the ground facilities.

[...] We will set an Independent Inquiry Board to identify the root causes of the major incident. "



via: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/newsroom/news/galileo-initial-services-have-now-been-restored

In the Galileo Performance Report Q3/2019 is a little annex about the July outage. (ANNEX A)

https://www.gsc-europa.eu/sites/default/files/sites/all/files/Galileo-IS-OS-Quarterly-Performance_Report-Q3-2019.pdf

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #89 on: 03/11/2020 01:07 am »
ESA and the European Commission preorder four more Ariane 6 launches

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has finalized its preorder for four more launches on Ariane 6, along with an initial payment.

Using Ariane 62, the light version of the new European launcher, these missions will be carried out on behalf of the European Commission to continue the deployment and operational ramp-up of the high-performance Galileo satellite navigation system.

Arianespace announced today a preorder from the European Space Agency (ESA), on behalf of the European Commission (DG Grow), for four launches using the Ariane 6 rocket. Planned to start in January 2022, these launches will orbit eight satellites from Batch 3 to support the final deployment of the Galileo constellation and the replacement of certain satellites.

These four launches reserved for Ariane 62 will be confirmed after the European Commission finalizes its budget for the period 2021-2027, which covers these launches. The terms and conditions of this order have already been approved by ESA and the European Commission, and an initial payment has been made for this preorder.

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Ariane 6’s backlog of orders already includes nine iconic institutional and commercial missions, clearly confirming the European launcher’s ability to adapt to a fast-changing market.

The nine orders include two scientific missions for ESA, Euclid (also compatible with Soyuz) and JUICE (also compatible with Ariane 5), CSO3 for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, two Galileo launches (also compatible with Soyuz) for ESA on behalf of the European Commission, and four for the private operators OneWeb, Viasat and Eutelsat.

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #90 on: 03/30/2020 08:10 am »
ESA’s Navigation Directorate supporting EGNOS and Galileo services continuity

30/03/2020

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, ESA’s Directorate of Navigation has shifted to teleworking while also ensuring the continuity of essential tasks, in particular the continued delivery of positioning, navigation, and timing services of the European satellite navigation system Galileo and the augmentation system EGNOS.

The national, local and industrial decisions on travel, meetings and quarantine are impacting the ability to deliver all ongoing commitments, so measures are being taken to minimise their impact.


Priority has been given to ensure continued operations of both EGNOS and Galileo, so  the ESA Navigation Directorate has been supporting the European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency, GSA – the operator of Galileo and EGNOS, on behalf of the European Commission.

In addition to ensuring business continuity in critical areas, the team is maintaining constant contact with the various stakeholders and several measures have been taken as follows: 

The first two satellites of Galileo’s Batch 3 are currently based at the ESTEC Test Centre in the Netherlands, for engineering tests ahead of launch. This test campaign has been suspended, based on the medical advice that too high a concentration of people would be needed on-site if testing were to continue.

These stored satellites are being monitored by staff visiting ESTEC every few days, to verify that all is in order.
Other Galileo related testing continues with the aim of supporting future launches. ESTEC-based lifetime testing of the next set of rubidium atomic clocks is set to continue, involving on-site monitoring every few days.

Testing of passive hydrogen maser atomic clocks is also continuing, at the ESA-VSC High-Power Radio Frequency Laboratory in Valencia, Spain. The University of Valencia, hosting the Lab, has given permission for a few specialists to oversee the tests.

In addition, the Directorate team has shifted to teleworking, using video and audio-conferences to continue meetings with the industries involved and thereby minimise the impact on the deliveries of EGNOS upgrades, Galileo Batch 3 satellites, and the preparatory work for Galileo Second Generation.

The navigation R&D projects undertaken under the Directorate’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP) are continuing although at a somewhat slower pace, given the crisis. So are the Satellite Navigation projects financed by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and which develop future technology for the EU satellite navigation projects.

Paul Verhoef, ESA Director of Navigation, comments: “Confronted with this unprecedented situation, our efforts are focussing on business continuity and supporting the GSA with services provision of Galileo and EGNOS, while taking all necessary measures to protect our personnel. An impact assessment will only be possible when we see the end of the restrictions in the various European countries. For the time being, stay home, stay healthy, is the priority whereas however we are in close contact with industry to try and keep momentum on the projects that are underway.”

http://www.esa.int/Applications/Navigation/ESA_s_Navigation_Directorate_supporting_EGNOS_and_Galileo_services_continuity
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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #91 on: 04/10/2020 07:27 am »
Galileo IOV FM03 may have lost its two hydrogen atomic clocks (PHM).
On March 16, he went into maintenance unplanned.
Until then, a PHM was in operation. Several maintenance extensions followed.
It started operating again on April 6th, but with a Rubidium atomic clock (RAFS).

https://www.gsc-europa.eu/notice-advisory-to-galileo-users-nagu-2020010
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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #92 on: 01/11/2021 09:49 am »
How far we've come: Galileo’s 500th ESA Engineering Board

11/01/2021

The end of 2020 marked a notable milestone for Europe’s Galileo First Generation, as the programme chalked up its 500th ESA Engineering Board.

Since the first such ‘G1’ Engineering Board in 2008 a total of 26 Galileo satellites have been built, tested and flown, with a further 12 ‘Batch 3’ satellites set to join them in orbit during the coming decade – these satellites are currently being finalised at OHB Systems in Bremen, Germany, then tested at ESA’s ESTEC Test Centre in the Netherlands.

The Galileo system’s globe-spanning ground system has also been put in place and made operational. Galileo began initial operations in December 2016 and is today the world’s single most accurate satellite navigation system, serving more than 1.5 billion smartphones and devices. But all that effort owes its origins to the regular sequence of G1 Engineering Boards.

Much like a modern version of the Agora public square of ancient Greece, Galileo’s ESA Engineering Board is the forum where technical experts regularly meet with a clear objective: maintaining, reviewing and updating the Galileo Project technical baseline, the ‘System Technical Requirements Baseline’ or STRB for short.

This STRB drives the implementation of the Galileo System and its infrastructure, namely the space and ground segments, along with associated interfaces and operations. All in all, the G1 system technical specification under ESA responsibility adds up to more than 22 000 separate requirements – both unclassified and classified in nature, with considerable interdependencies which all need to be controlled in configuration.

The Galileo G1 Engineering Board is chaired by ESA in accordance with its role as Galileo System Design Authority, assigned to it by the European Commission.

For more than 12 years now, ESA and industry engineers from all relevant disciplines – covering system, satellite, ground, signal, radio-navigation, RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability and safety), security and infrastructure – have put their best skills at the disposal of this Board. It continues to be a crucial enabler for further robustness improvements and new service evolutions.

The G1 Engineering Board meetings will continue into the future, complemented with the Engineering Boards for the new Galileo Second Generation (G2 satellites are planned for later this decade) which are already well underway.

https://www.esa.int/Applications/Navigation/How_far_we_ve_come_Galileo_s_500th_ESA_Engineering_Board
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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #93 on: 01/15/2021 10:47 am »
UK industry bids farewell to EU's Galileo system

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55665537

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #94 on: 01/23/2021 07:22 pm »
Order for another 12 Galileo satellites goes to Airbus and Thales Alenia, OHB lost the competition.

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/fuchs-ueber-das-aus-fuer-ohb-bei-den-galileo-satelliten-17158166.html
« Last Edit: 01/27/2021 12:16 pm by Jester »
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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #95 on: 01/24/2021 02:33 am »
Order for another 12 Galileo satellites goes to Airbus and Thales Alenia, OHB lost the competition.

https://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/fuchs-ueber-das-aus-fuer-ohb-bei-den-galileo-satelliten-17158166.html

Specifically, they lost the tender for the first 12 Second Generation Galileo.
« Last Edit: 01/27/2021 12:16 pm by Jester »

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #96 on: 02/04/2021 01:26 pm »
uhhhh what? They chose the vendor for the better value and price? Isn't that what they were supposed to do?

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #97 on: 02/05/2021 03:24 pm »
It's notable because OHB were previously the prime contractor for all 34 (22 launched, 12 awaiting launch) operational Galileo satellites winning 3 (IIRC) separate contracts for each batch, as a partnership with SSTL. After Brexit made UK-based SSTL ineligible to bid for Galileo contracts, OHB still made a bid but it was unsuccessful.

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Re: Galileo Deployment
« Reply #98 on: 02/08/2021 04:03 pm »
uhhhh what? They chose the vendor for the better value and price? Isn't that what they were supposed to do?
Where did you read any comments on value or otherwise? The thread went by what was publicly available at the time. First it was known that OHB, the manufacturer of all G1 FOC satellites had lost their bid. A couple of days later it was announced that Thales/Airbus got the contract and that it was, in fact, G2. I failed to read any statement in the European Commission site, even though all news sites cited the EC as announcing the results of the tender.
I really don't understand your comment.

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