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Galileo Initial Capability Pushed Back To 2014

Further delays in ground testing of two satellites that will become the first fully operational craft in Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation hav

The delay will compromise the goal of Galileo’s owner, the 28-nation European Commission, to demonstrate initial Galileo positioning, navigation and timing services by late 2014.

The latest schedule slip appears to be due to a confluence of unrelated factors, officials said. The first is the production delays on the satellites themselves, which were several months behind schedule following issues on the payload and platform side.

  • 27 September 2013
  • Space

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