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ESA’s Navigation Support Office performed the very first Precise Orbit Determination for the 1st Galileo FOC satellite (GSAT201)

GSAT201 is the first FOC satellite and one of the two Galileo satellites delivered into a wrong orbit by VS09 Soyuz-Fregat in August. After a successful recovery, GSAT201 transmitted its first signal on Saturday 29 November 2014. Although, the target orbit is not nominal, ESA’s Navigation Support Office performed the very first POD on 3rd December with promising accuracy.