Galileo satellite checks in (orbit)

The in-orbit validation of Galileo has been achieved: Europe now has the operational nucleus of its own satellite navigation constellation in place – the world’s first civil-owned and operated satnav system. In 2011 and 2012 the first four satellites were launched into orbit. Four is the minimum number needed to perform navigation fixes.

Has Intel lost its way and undermined itself?

The news that Intel’s Galileo is on its way just underlines to me how the chip giant has lost its way.

Governments should prepare for solar superstorm

UK engineers have carried out a detailed assessment of the risks from solar superstorms, and say governments need to do more to protect against them.

The volcanoes of Io

A team of US scientists has managed to formulate the first complete global geologic map of Io, the innermost of Jupiter's largest moons. 


European satellite launch heralds more accurate GPS

The European Space Agency has launched the first two Galileo satellites which will give Europe its own satellite navigation system for the first time.

Magma ocean lies beneath Io's surface

There's a vast ocean of molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Io, NASA scientists have found.