the First space vehicle Galileo is put into orbitthe First space vehicle under name GIOVE A from new European system of navigation and positioning Galileo started on Wednesday morning on the Russian carrier the Union from Baikonur, successfully put into orbit.
As the representative of command point of Russian Space Department has informed News, the space vehicle in an estimated time has separated from Russian razgonnogo the block the Frigate and left into a geotransitive orbit in height about 23 thousand kilometres.
All the project of Galileo provides placing in an orbit of satellite grouping from 30 space vehicles: 27 operational and 3 reserve.
In the future Russian Space Department intends to create uniform stations of reception of signals from the Russian companions of navigation of system GLONASS, and also popular American system GPS and European Galileo placed now in operation.
As the head of Russian Space Department Anatoly Perminov earlier has noted, the agency intends to move ahead actively in a direction of agreement undertaking from NASA and EKA in business of association GLONASS, GPS and Galileo in uniform global navigating system.