Galileo FOC-1 & Galileo FOC-2

Soyuz STB/Fregat

Arianespace

Launch Status
Partial Failure

Mission

Galileo FOC-1 & Galileo FOC-2

Type: Communications

These are the first two satellites of the 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

Soyuz Launch Complex

Kourou, French Guiana

151 launches have been at this location.

Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Soyuz STB

Length: 46.3 meters
Diameter: 2.95 meters
First Launched: October 21, 2011

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.

The Soyuz STB rocket has been launched a total of 11 times with 10 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Arianespace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ASA
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Founded: 1980
Launchers: Ariane 5 | Vega
Spacecraft:
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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