Two satellites bound for the Galileo navigation satellite constellation owned by ESA and the EU were successfully launched on 11 September 2015 by a Soyuz ST-B (Fregat MT) launch vehicle. The launch took place from the Sinnamary launch site near Kourou in French Guiana at 0208 GMT. The spacecraft, Galileo FOC FM-05 and Galileo FOC FM-06 was insured for the flight. The move to insure Galileo flights follows a previous faulty launch. The two 730kg satellites were built by OHB-System using buses designed by SSTL.
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