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Galileo GNSS Through Children’s Eyes

Galileo by Irina of Romania

[Updated March 27] We see lots of graphs, schemata, renderings and photographic images of the GNSS satellites and constellations. Perhaps it’s time to rest the eyes with imaginative images of space and satellites through the eyes of children.

Over a number of years, up to 30 of Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites are expected to reach orbit and each of them will be named after a child from one of the 27 European Union countries.

[Updated March 27] We see lots of graphs, schemata, renderings and photographic images of the GNSS satellites and constellations. Perhaps it’s time to rest the eyes with imaginative images of space and satellites through the eyes of children.

Over a number of years, up to 30 of Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites are expected to reach orbit and each of them will be named after a child from one of the 27 European Union countries.

In 2011, EU Children born in 2000, 2001 and 2002 were invited to draw original pictures of space, satellites or other GNSS-related images and enter the European Commission’s Galileo drawing competition. The first two satellites launched from the ESA space center in French Guiana last October carried the names of contest winners from Belgium and Bulgaria.

The last of the names was announced on March 27. For a list of all of the winners and the launch order of the named satellites, go to this page.

Here is how six of those children see the space segment of our geospatial technologies:

Children’s artwork from the Galileo drawing competition
Thijs from Belgium
Thijs from Belgium
Natalia from Bulgaria
Natalia from Bulgaria
Milena from Estonia
Milena from Estonia
Anastasia from Greece
Anastasia from Greece
Tijmen from the Netherlands
Tijmen from the Netherlands
Tara from Slovenia
Tara from Slovenia