Galileo operations handover

August 13, 2018
Galileo operations handover

SSC supports successful operations handover of four Galileo spacecraft

Engineering Services teams of Spacecraft controllers, Spacecraft operations engineers and Ground operations engineers based at the DLR GfR Galileo Control Center supported the recent operations handover of four Galileo satellites. The handover has taken place after a successful LEOP completion by CNES. The Engineering Services teams will first perform IOT and commissioning. Afterward, they will remain involved in the routine phase, taking care of maintenance and contingency operations, as they already do for the rest of the Galileo constellation.  On July 25th four satellites of the Galileo fleet had been blasted off by an Ariane 6 rocket. SSC also supported the LEOP with five ground stations of its network: Chile, Dongara, Hawaii, Kiruna and Yatharagga.

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