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Galileo FOC-9 & Galileo FOC-10

Soyuz STB/Fregat

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Galileo FOC-9 & Galileo FOC-10

Type: Communications

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

Soyuz Launch Complex

Kourou, French Guiana

313 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou, French Guiana

Agency

Arianespace

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