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2 x Galileo

Soyuz STB/Fregat

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

2 x Galileo

Type: Navigation

Payload consists of two satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation system.

Mission patch for 2 x Galileo

Location

Soyuz Launch Complex

Kourou, French Guiana

317 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Soyuz STB Fregat – Progress Rocket Space Center

  • Family: Soyuz
  • Length: 46.3 m
  • Diameter: 2.95 m
  • Launch Mass: 312 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8200 kg

The Soyuz STB Fregat was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2011-10-21. Soyuz STB Fregat has 13 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 14 launches. The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. First launch took place from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 on 26 July 2008 with a classified military payload.

The 2.1b/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-B.

Agency

Arianespace – ASA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: ASA
  • Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
  • Founded: 1980
  • Launchers: Ariane | Vega
  • Country: FRA

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Gooduck ASA make the launch count .

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Great launch and web coverage ,graphics Galileo would be proud.