Mission: Soyuz-STB VS03 – Galileo

2x Galileo Satellites
Soyuz-STB
Kourou, French Guiana
October 12th 2012
18:15 UTC
Successful Launch




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The third Soyuz out of French Guiana successfully launched another pair of Galileo GPS satellites on October 12th 2012 at 18:15 UTC.

Galileo is Europe's own GPS system which will allow Europe to no longer rely on Russian, Chinese or US systems which can be disabled in times of war. This launch will bring the total number of satellites for Galileo in orbit to four.

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