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GIOVE Satellites Pave the Way for Galileo

The 2000's
The 2000's

GIOVE Satellites Pave the Way for Galileo
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 8 to 10
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.99

     challenging words:    nanosecond, payload, navigator, minimum, receiver, reflector, rocket, astronomer, usable, longitude, radiation, antenna, solar, navigate, launched, technology
     content words:    Global Navigation Satellite System, Galileo Galilei, United States, Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element, Baikonur Cosmodrome, United Kingdom

GIOVE Satellites Pave the Way for Galileo
By Sharon Fabian

1     In 2005, Europe launched the satellite that would be the first part of the newest and most up-to-date Global Navigation Satellite System. This new system would be known as Galileo.
2     It is named after the famous astronomer and navigator Galileo Galilei. Galileo discovered the first four moons of Jupiter. He discovered that the four moons could be used as a clock and that they could also be used to determine longitude here on Earth. His discoveries helped sailors in ancient times to navigate the seas, so his name is a perfect choice for the newest global navigation system.
3     There are already other navigation systems in place. GPS systems are used in the United States, and GLONASS systems are used in Russia. When it is completed, Galileo will work with these two other systems. It can also be used independently if needed. Europe will no longer have to depend on using the U.S. or the Russian system.
4     The satellite launched in 2005 was named GIOVE A. GIOVE stands for Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element. It was the first of many satellites in the Galileo project. A second satellite, GIOVE B, was launched in 2008. Both satellites were launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Both traveled into space on a Soyuz rocket.

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