The latest project undertaken by the SpaceRobotics.EU team involves the new base design and scale model for the Galileo satellite. This meticulously crafted 3D model was commissioned by the prestigious Galileo program of the European Space Agency (ESA)
The scale model captures every detail of the innovative project, representing the latest evolution of the global satellite navigation system developed by the European Union (EU) and ESA. This civil-use project serves as an independent alternative to existing satellite navigation systems such as the United States’ Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS). Galileo will enable European citizens to determine their position without relying on GPS, although both systems can operate simultaneously and in conjunction with the Russian navigation system.
The Galileo system comprises a set of satellites whose signals are transmitted to receivers located in ground control stations, allowing precise determination of their location. Its objectives include providing independence in accessing global positioning and navigation information, offering more reliable navigation services with superior accuracy worldwide, ensuring interoperability with other global satellite navigation systems for combined coverage, and driving technological and economic development in the European Union by creating new opportunities and applications.
With this new design, SpaceRobotics.EU continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and excellence in space exploration. The scale model will enable scientists, engineers, and space enthusiasts to closely explore the complexity and sophistication of Galileo with visual tools that enhance understanding and appreciation of space missions. The contract with the ESA‘s Galileo program underscores the trust placed in SpaceRobotics.EU‘s technical excellence. The company has consistently shown its ability to deliver innovative and cutting-edge solutions in the field of space exploration and robotics through precise and detailed models.
This collaboration is not the first time SpaceRobotics.EU has worked with the ESA and other space agencies, deploying its expertise to create a scale model that serves as an educational, outreach, and presentation tool. The team offers a wide range of designs accessible to all users, allowing for variability in model scale, from small centimeter-sized models to large exhibits for scientific outreach events. They also accept requests for custom designs through an online contact form.