Bulgarian Natalia on Galileo satellite Published on: 17/06/2011, Last update: 14/04/2014
Nine year old Natalia from Bulgaria will have her name on one of the first two operational Galileo satellites to be launched on 20th October. She has won the Bulgarian part of the Galileo children's drawing competition.
Nine year old Natalia from Bulgaria will have her name on one of the first two operational Galileo satellites to be launched on 20th October as she has won the Bulgarian part of the Galileo children's drawing competition.
The European Commission is running the Galileo drawing competition for children in each of the Member States. The competition first ran in Belgium and Bulgaria, 10 April – 31 May 2011. The remaining countries will run between 1 September and 15 November 2011.
Children living in each of these countries will be encouraged to create a piece of artwork that represents the theme ‘Space and Aeronautics’. A winner will be selected and the name of that child will be given to a Galileo Programme Satellite.
The competition is open to all children living in these countries who were born in 2000, 2001 or 2002.
The Galileo Programme
Galileo will provide three services in 2014/2015 based on an initial constellation of 18 satellites: an initial Open Service, an initial Public Regulated Service and an initial Search-and-Rescue Service.
The Galileo Programme Satellites are scheduled to be launched in phases as of 20th October 2011, until the constellation is complete.
For further details regarding The Galileo Satellite Programme visit: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/satnav.