Galileo spreads its solar wings

This image released today by the European Space Agency shows adeployment test of the solar wings on the latest Galileo navigation satellitebeing carried out ESA’s technical hub in the Netherlands. The 1 x 5 m solarwings carry more than 2,500 state-of-the-art...

No need for paper maps

Residents of Chelyabinsk may understandably be justa bit jittery, but the rest of us can breathe easy – or at least continue torely on satnav. Asteroid DA14 may be a 45m chunk of rock set to pass Earthwithin the orbit of our geosynchronous satellites, but it...