On 16 October the European Space Agency (ESA) reported that a pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites had recently been delivered to its operators, as preparations got underway for the next round of launches.
On 27-28 September, the two satellites launched on 22 August were handed over from ESA’s Space Operations Centre, (ESOC), in Darmstadt, Germany, to the Galileo Control Centre at Oberpfaffenhofen, also in Germany. Here they will be cared for pending a final decision on their use.
It is understood the satellites are in excellent health and working normally.
Galileo satellite – © ESA