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Europe's Galileo GPS system back after 6-day outage

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency says the problem was due to an equipment malfunction in the ground control centers that make time and orbit predictions for the satellites

Europe's GPS rival Galileo suffers outage

Jul 15, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency says the outage was caused by a 'technical incident related to its ground infrastructure'

Duterte taps ex-Air Force chief Kintanar to head PH Coconut Authority

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he has asked Philippine Coconut Authority officials to tender their courtesy resignations

NEW PCA CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte appoints former Philippine Air Force chief Lieutenant General Galileo Kintanar as Philippine Coconut Authority chief. File photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

‘There’s a time for everything,’ says removed PH Air Force chief

Dec 13, 2018 - 2:31 PM

What exactly led to the removal of Air Force chief Lieutenant General Galileo Gerard Kintanar ahead of his retirement in January 2020?

OUTGOING. Philippine Air Force chief Lieutenant General Galileo Gerard Kintanar is leaving his post 13 months ahead of his retirement. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler)

Duterte replaces PH Air Force chief ahead of retirement

Dec 06, 2018 - 1:55 PM

More than a year away from retirement, Philippine Air Force chief Galileo Kintanar Jr will be replaced by Western Command chief Rozzano Briguez

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the pass-in review during the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Change of Command Ceremony at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City in Clark Air Base, Pampanga on October 24, 2017. Also in the photo are newly-installed PAF Commander Lt. Gen. Galileo Kintanar and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año. Malacañan Photo

Ariane 5 rocket puts European GPS satellites into orbit

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:21 AM

The Galileo program, when complete, will have 30 satellites in 3 orbital planes by 2020

LIFTOFF. An Ariane 5 rocket blasts off from the Kourou Space Centre (Europe spaceport) carrying four Galileo satellites, on December 12, 2017, in Kourou, French Guiana. Jody Amiet/AFP

West PH Sea commander is new Air Force chief

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Major General Galileo Gerard Kintanar will replace outgoing Philippine Air Force commanding general Edgar Fallorina in a change of command ceremony on Tuesday

CHANGE OF COMMAND. Major General Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr assumes as commanding officer of the Western Command. All photos from the PH military

'Failed' clocks fresh blow for Europe's Galileo satnav

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:16 PM

UPDATED Designed to render Europe independent from America s GPS the 10 billion euro 11 billion project may experience further delays as the cause of the failure is investigated ESA director general Jan Woerner tells journalists

JAN WOERNER. ESA Director General speaks to media at the ESA Headquarters on January 18, 2017. Screen shot from livestream.

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Dec 16, 2016 - 11:44 AM

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Galileo, Europe's own satnav system, goes live

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:22 PM

UPDATED After 17 years numerous setbacks and 3 times over budget Europe s Galileo satnav system goes live promising to outperform rivals and guarantee regional self reliance

GALILEO. This file photo taken on November 17, 2016 shows a handout released on November 17, 2016 by the European Space Agency (ESA), CNES, and the Arianespace satellite launch company shows the Ariane 5 rocket with a payload of 4 Galileo satellites lifting off from ESA's European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Photo by S. Martin/ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE/ AFP

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Dec 13, 2016 - 10:49 PM

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Europe's own satnav, Galileo, due to go live

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Galileo promises to outperform US and Russian rivals while boosting European regional self reliance

Liftoff of Ariane flight VA233, carrying four Galileo satellites, from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 17 November 2016. ESA/Stephane Corvaja

Europe launches fresh satellite pair for sat-nav system

May 24, 2016 - 11:31 PM

The Galileo sat nav system should be able to provide a more precise signal than the US Global Positioning System GPS according to its developers

epa05326671 A handout image issued by CNES on early 24 May 2016 showing the lift-off of Soyuz flight 15 carrying the 13th and 14th satellites of European satellite navigation system Galileo, at CNES space port in Kourou, Guyana. Galileo will be used for maritime, rail, air, land, relief and rescue operations, agriculture or oil exploration. Galileo will guarantee Europe vis-Ã -vis independence of the United States and Russia, removing the dependence on the American GPS system. The Galileo program consists of a constellation of 24 satellites (+6 spare) placed on three medium circular orbits (MEO) at an altitude of 23222 km from Earth. The launch of two new satellites in the night from 24 to 25 May, Galileo will bring to 14 the number of satellites in the constellation. The European navigation system will cross one more step towards the dissemination of the first services to users with the orbiting of the 13th and 14th satellites. An 8th launch of another pair of satellites is expected at the end of 2016. EPA/ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE / P. PIRON / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES