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Galileo 7



Galileo is Europe’s programme for a global navigation satellite system, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service, interoperable with the US GPS and Russian Glonass systems. It consists of 30 satellites and ground infrastructure. Galileo’s modern and efficient design will increase Europe's technological independence, and help to set international standards for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Galileo is developed in collaboration between the European Union and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Alternate Names

  • 40544
  • Galileo7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-03-27
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • European Space Agency (International)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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