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Galileo launch goes off without a hitch

from GPS World

The Soyuz ST-B launcher carrying the next two Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites took off as scheduled on Oct. 12. Deployment of its twin satellites into orbit took place 3 hours, 44 minutes after take-off. All the stages of the Soyuz vehicle performed as planned and the Fregat-MT upper stage released the Galileo satellites into their targeted orbit at close to 23,200 km altitude. more


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