Soyuz STB/Fregat | Galileo FOC-7 & Galileo FOC-8

Arianespace launch of a Soyuz STB/Fregat Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Soyuz STB/Fregat rocket as part of the Galileo FOC-7 & Galileo FOC-8 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Thu, Dec 17th, 2015, 6:51 AM EST from Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou/Sinnamary. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz STB/Fregat and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Galileo FOC-7 & Galileo FOC-8

The 7th and 8th “Full Operational Capability” satellites will be the 11th and 12th Galileo satellites launched, alongside the 6 FOC and 4 IOV spacecraft already in orbit. The Galileo constellation is ESA’s satellite navigation system and is expected to be completed by 2020. Galileo will provide Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou/Sinnamary

Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace

Rocket

Soyuz STB

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Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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