View Full Version : First Galileo Satellite is in Orbit

2005-Dec-30, 04:21 AM
SUMMARY: ESA's first Galileo satellite blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday, atop a Russian Soyuz-Fregat rocket. The global positioning spacecraft is called Giove A, and it will demonstrate key technologies that the future Galileo satellites will use as well. It's also carrying radiation detectors on board, to give mission planners an idea of the radiation environment where the constellation will fly.

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2006-Jan-03, 12:35 PM
Am I the only one disquieted by this?

It seems the use of space that our rulers find most exciting is to track our movements and charge us for every journey we make.

Soon, people as well as vehicles will be chipped