European Galileo GPS Satellites Nearing Orbits

Exciting news for all European Geocachers is that two of the GPS satellites, FM3 and FM4, for the Galileo constellation are nearing their orbit.

The satellites sent out their first signals at about 2200 hrs on 12 October after a successful launch.

On 19 and 20 Oct the satellites were handed over to the Galileo Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen Germany.

The are schedules to enter their orbit positions on 19 Nov for FM3 and 20 Nov for FM4.

More info available at GPS World Staff website.

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