Soyuz STB/Fregat
Galileo FOC-9 & Galileo FOC-10

Soyuz STB/Fregat | Galileo FOC-9 & Galileo FOC-10

Arianespace launch of a Soyuz STB/Fregat Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Soyuz STB/Fregat rocket as part of the Galileo FOC-9 & Galileo FOC-10 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, May 24th, 2016, 4:48 AM EDT 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-9 & Galileo FOC-10

The 9th and 10th “Full Operational Capability” satellites will be the 13th and 14th Galileo satellites launched, alongside the 8 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

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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