Named for the astronomer who pinpointed Earth’s true position in the Solar System, the Galileo satellite navigation system that will help Europe find its way in the 21st century now has 14 satellites in orbit after today’s double launch.
Ariane 6 represents a new generation of launchers built by the European Space Agency. The upper stage of the launcher will be powered by a latest generation engine, which was successfully tested recently, proving that the Ariane 6 project is advancing smoothly towards completion in 2020.
The latest Galileo satellites are prepared for the launch that will take place on 24 May, at 08:48:43 GMT (11:48:43 Romania local time), from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), as partner of Discovery Romania, invites you to take part in the activities marking the 35th celebration of Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu’s flight in space, which took place on 14 May 1981. The campaign will include a series of public events, schools and high-schools visits to which astronauts and space experts will participate, special TV programming and a dedicated website.