Launch of Soyuz ST-B with Galileo FM05 & FM06 Satellites (VS-12)

A Russian Soyuz ST-B rocket launched this evening from Kourou in French Guiana for a European mission to launch two Galileo navigation satellites into orbit. Liftoff ocurred at 02:08 UTC, September 11th 2015.

Galileo is a European version of the American GPS system and began launching satellites in 2011 with the launch of four in-orbit validation craft. The fully operational fleet began launching in 2014 with FM01 & FM02.

Source: Arianespace

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