Status Report

ESA TV Coverage of Giove/First Galileo Satellite Launch

By SpaceRef Editor
December 22, 2005
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On the day after the successful Ariane 5 launch of MSG-2/Meteosat-9, all eyes are now turning to the launch of Giove, the first satellite of Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system.

This launch is scheduled for Wednesday 28 December 2005 at 05:19 GMT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

All details for the ESA TV and Europe by Satellite coverage of this event, on 27-28 December, are online on the ESA TV Website.

Mailings and Website updates will be made also over the Christmas days should this be necessary.

For further information and a daily update of the transmission schedule, visit our website at For all enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail

SpaceRef staff editor.