Soyuz rocket launches to Galileo navsats for ESA/EU

by | Sep 17, 2015 | ESA, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News, Soyuz | 0 comments

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.

Two Galileo satellites are launched by Soyuz ST-B (Fregat MT) flight VS-12. Courtesy: ESA

Two Galileo satellites are launched by Soyuz ST-B (Fregat MT) flight VS-12. Courtesy: ESA

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