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Salvaged Galileo performs its first navigation fix

from GPS World

Galileo's fifth satellite — recently salvaged from the wrong orbit to begin navigation testing — has been combined with three predecessors to provide its first position fix. Test receivers at ESA's technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and at the Galileo In-Orbit Test station at Redu in Belgium received the signals at 12:48 GMT on Dec. 9 from the quartet of satellites and fixed their horizontal positions to better than two meters. more

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