Video: Space gets busy as 2016 marks bumper year for exploration

Wed 28 Dec 2016 11:14 AM GST
2016 was a year when space was open to everyone – from established space agencies to private entrepreneurs, they all aimed for the stars.

First, the launch which may actually make the most difference to our daily lives. In November, four of Europe's Galileo navigation satellites blasted into orbit on board an Ariane 5, taking the total number of satellites to 18 and signaling the start of services from the EU's equivalent to GPS.\n\n(Source: euronews (in English) YouTube channel)