European Satellite to Begin Corrective Maneuvers

November 10, 2014 1:52 PM

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The European Space Agency says one of two navigation satellites that accidentally launched into the wrong orbit will begin corrective maneuvers this month.

The agency said Monday that the two-week operation won't be able to correct the orbit fully, but could get the satellite into a position where it flies over the same location every 20 days. The standard orbit puts the other Galileo navigation satellites over the same location every 10 days.

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