Lancement des satellites Galileo 5 et 6: extraits de la préparation pour le décollage et compte à rebours
On 22 August 2014, Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has been sent two more satellites into space, reaching a total number of 6 satellites in orbit. The lift-off has taken place at the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. The launch marks another milestone for Galileo as a step towards a fully-fledged European-owned satellite navigation system. These two satellites are the first of a new series which is fully owned by the EU. With the forthcoming addition of a new wave of such satellites to the existing array, the availability and coverage of the Galileo signal will gradually improve and bring us a step closer to the fully operational phase of the programme.