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Galileo launch postponed

Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch of Soyuz flight VS09 carrying Europe's fifth and sixth Galileo satellites. This is due to unfavourable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Centre

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Soyuz is completed for Arianespace's mission to deploy Galileo's first FOC satellites

"Doresa" and "Milena" - the first two Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites - are ready for their ride to orbit this week, as preparations for Arianespace's Soyuz Flight VS09 move into the final stages

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Galileo FOC satellites at Guiana Space Center

The first two Galileo FOC (Full Operational Capability) satellites recently arrived at the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. In the next few days, preparations for their launch will kick off


Testing of Galileo satellite navigation system can begin

A very significant milestone in the construction of Galileo - Europe's satellite navigation system - was achieved. Two operational satellites were launched on 12 October at 18:15 UTC from Kourou, French Guiana, using a Soyuz launcher

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GSA inaugurates new Prague headquarters

Over the past 18 months, the EU has undertaken a thorough assessment of the EU GNSS Programmes in order to establish the best foundations for their future governance structure, which will be based on the proven expertise of the European Space Agency and the GSA

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One Soyuz launcher, two Galileo satellites, three successes for Europe

The first pair of satellites for Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system has been lofted into orbit by the first Russian Soyuz vehicle ever launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in a milestone mission

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