Inauguration of the Kiruna Galileo Ground Station Published on: 17/11/2010, Last update: 02/12/2010
Kiruna Galileo Ground Station, Esrange Space Centre, Sweden
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The inauguration of the Kiruna Galileo Ground Station will take place on 13th December at 10h00 (by invitation only).
In 2005, the Swedish Space Corporation proposed hosting a Galileo Telemetry, Tracking and Command station at Kiruna, the site of the Esrange Space Centre facilities. This location, 150 km north of the Arctic Circle, perfectly complements the equatorial stations and ensures continuous coverage for the exchange of data between ground and in-orbit satellites.
The Galileo ground station at Esrange is now ready for operations and will be officially inaugurated on 13th December.