With 22 satellites in service by February, Galileo managers turn to Brexit challenges

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — European government officials provided updates on the Galileo satellite positioning, navigation and timing network, for which four satellites were successfully launched on July 25, and on how Britain’s role in the program is changing as a result of Brexit.

The four satellites launched aboard an Ariane 5 ES rocket on July 25 are expected to complete in-orbit checkout and migrate to their operational positions by February.

Once that happens, the Galileo constellation will consist of 22 operating satellites in medium-Earth orbit. If needed, a satellite . . .

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