List of Galileo satellites

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This is a list of past and present satellites of the Galileo navigation system. In the period between 11 July 2019 and 18 July 2019, all satellites were down as part of a major service outage.[1] The search and rescue function on Galileo satellites that picks up the distress beacon messages from those at sea or in mountainous or other remote areas was not affected by the outage.

The two GIOVE prototype vehicles were retired in 2012.


Each satellite is named after a child that won the European Commission's Galileo drawing competition. One winner was selected from each member state of the European Union.[2]

# Satellite Name[3]
date (UTC)
Status[1] Remarks
GIOVE-A GSAT0001 2005-12-28
Baikonur 31/6 Soyuz-FG/
P15000-015 Test Test Retired 30 June 2012 Developed with the main goal of claiming the frequencies allocated to Galileo by the ITU. Some technology demonstration.
GIOVE-B GSAT0002 2008-04-26
Baikonur 31/6 Soyuz-FG/
P15000-016 Test Test Retired 23 July 2012 Similar goal to GIOVE-A but with higher fidelity signals
1 Galileo-IOV PFM GSAT0101
Belgium (Thijs)
Kourou ELS Soyuz-STB/
VS-01 E11 B05 Operational IOV (In Orbit Validation) vehicles were used for signal validation.[5] Healthy spacecraft are considered part of the operative fleet.
2 Galileo-IOV FM2 GSAT0102
Bulgaria (Natalia)
E12 B06 Operational
3 Galileo-IOV FM3 GSAT0103
Czech Republic (David)
Kourou ELS Soyuz-STB/
VS-03 E19 C04 Operational
4 Galileo-IOV FM4 GSAT0104
Denmark (Sif)
E20 C05 Unavailable Payload power problem beginning May 27, 2014 led to permanent loss of E5 and E6 transmissions, currently no E1 transmission.[4][6]
5 Galileo-FOC FM1 GSAT0201
Germany (Doresa)
Kourou ELS Soyuz-STB/
VS-09 E18 Ext01 Testing Launched into incorrect orbit; moved to usable orbit in December 2014.[7] Broadcasting service test since 5 August 2016.
6 Galileo-FOC FM2 GSAT0202
Estonia (Milena)
E14 Ext02 Testing Launched into incorrect orbit; moved to usable orbit in March 2015.[8] Broadcasting service test since 5 August 2016.
7 Galileo-FOC FM3 GSAT0203
Republic of Ireland (Adam)
Kourou ELS Soyuz-STB/
VS-11 E26 B08 Operational
8 Galileo-FOC FM4 GSAT0204
Greece (Anastasia)
E22 B03 Unavailable Removed from active service on 2017-12-08 until further notice for constellation management purposes.[9]
9 Galileo-FOC FM5 GSAT0205
Spain (Alba)
Kourou ELS Soyuz-STB/
VS-12 E24 A08 Operational
10 Galileo-FOC FM6 GSAT0206
France (Oriana)
E30 A05 Operational
11 Galileo-FOC FM8 GSAT0208
Cyprus (Andriana)
Kourou ELS Soyuz-STB/
VS-13 E08 C07 Operational
12 Galileo-FOC FM9 GSAT0209
Latvia (Liene)
E09 C02 Operational
13 Galileo-FOC FM10 GSAT0210
Lithuania (Danielė)
2016-05-24 08:48 Kourou ELS Soyuz-STB/
VS-15 E01 A02 Operational Launched earlier with an additional Soyuz rocket.[10]
14 Galileo-FOC FM11 GSAT0211
Luxembourg (Alizée)
E02 A06 Operational
15 Galileo-FOC FM7 GSAT0207
Italy (Antonianna)
2016-11-17 13:06 Kourou ELA-3 Ariane 5 ES VA-233 E07 C06 Operational Launched using a new dispenser allowing for insertion of four satellites at once.[11]
16 Galileo-FOC FM12 GSAT0212
Hungary (Lisa)
E03 C08 Operational
17 Galileo-FOC FM13 GSAT0213
Malta (Kimberley)
E04 C03 Operational
18 Galileo-FOC FM14 GSAT0214
Netherlands (Tijmen)
E05 C01 Operational
19 Galileo-FOC FM15 GSAT0215
Austria (Nicole)
2017-12-12 18:36 Kourou ELA-3 Ariane 5 ES VA-240 E21 A03 Operational
20 Galileo-FOC FM16 GSAT0216
Poland (Zofia)
E25 A07 Operational
21 Galileo-FOC FM17 GSAT0217
Portugal (Alexandre)
E27 A04 Operational
22 Galileo-FOC FM18 GSAT0218
Romania (Irina)
E31 A01 Operational
23 Galileo-FOC FM19 GSAT0219
Slovenia (Tara)
2018-07-25 11:25 Kourou ELA-3 Ariane 5 ES VA-244 E36 B04 Operational
24 Galileo-FOC FM20 GSAT0220
Slovakia (Samuel)
E13 B01 Operational
25 Galileo-FOC FM21 GSAT0221
Finland (Anna)
E15 B02 Operational
26 Galileo-FOC FM22 GSAT0222
Sweden (Ellen)
E33 B07 Operational
Scheduled launches
27 Galileo-FOC FM23 GSAT0223
United Kingdom (Patrick)
2020 Kourou ELA-4 Ariane 6 A62
28 Galileo-FOC FM24 GSAT0224
29 Galileo-FOC FM25 GSAT0225 2021 Kourou ELA-4 Ariane 6 A62
30 Galileo-FOC FM26 GSAT0226
31 Galileo-FOC FM27 GSAT0227 2022+ Kourou ELA-4 Ariane 6 A62
32 Galileo-FOC FM28 GSAT0228
33 Galileo-FOC FM29 GSAT0229 2022+ Kourou ELA-4 Ariane 6 A62
34 Galileo-FOC FM30 GSAT0230
35 Galileo-FOC FM31 GSAT0231 2022+ Kourou ELA-4 Ariane 6 A62
36 Galileo-FOC FM32 GSAT0232
37 Galileo-FOC FM33 GSAT0233 2022+ Kourou ELA-4 Ariane 6 A62
38 Galileo-FOC FM34 GSAT0234 Last satellite purchased for the FOC block
References: Gunter's Space Page.[12][13] European GNSS Service Centre.[1]

Orbital slots[edit]

Slot Plane
01 0218 0220 0214
02 0210 0221 0209
03 0215 (0204) 0213
04 0217 0219 0103
05 0206 0101 (0104)
06 0211 0102 0207
07 0216 0222 0208
08 0205 0203 0212
Numbers in parentheses refer to non-Unavailable satellites. GSAT 0201 & 0202 were launched into a wrong orbit and are not included in the table, although they are somewhat Unavailable.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Constellation Information - European GNSS Service Centre". European GNSS Service Centre. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Galileo: Children Drawing Competition". European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry. Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Orbital and Technical Parameters". European GNSS Service Centre. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "The Almanac: GPS World". GPS World. January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Galileo IOV Factsheet" (PDF). ESA. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Notice Advisory to Galileo Users (NAGU) 2014014". European GNSS Service Centre. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015. Galileo Satellite GSAT0104 (all signals) is Unavailable since 2014-05-27 beginning 12:30 UTC until further notice.
  7. ^ "Galileo satellite recovered and transmitting navigation signals". ESA. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Sixth Galileo Satellite reaches corrected orbit". ESA. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Notice advisory to Galileo users (NAGU) 2017045 | European GNSS Service Centre". GSA. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Galileo constellation deployment: Arianespace to orbit two more satellites on a Soyuz launcher in May 2016 - Arianespace". Arianespace. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Ariane 5: Accommodating Galileo". 17 May 2014. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015. First of all, we are having to design a new dispenser to accommodate the four satellites in the best way possible, optimising the way the loads transmitted by the launcher are filtered out," explains Marie-Paule Gense, head of development programmes for the Ariane 5 ECA and ES versions at Les Mureaux. "Nothing similar exists in this configuration.
  12. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Galileo-IOV PFM, FM2, FM3, FM4". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  13. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Galileo 5, ..., 34 (Galileo-FOC FM1, ..., FM30)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 11 December 2017.

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