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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

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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