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Galileo 11 and 12 Are In Orbit

The pace of deploying Europe's own satellite navigation system continued to increase with today's launch of the latest pair of Galileo satellites, doubling the number of satellites in space within nine months.

The liftoff of Soyuz flight VS11 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana took place as scheduled on 21:46:18 GMT (22:46:18 CET) on Friday 27 March 2015.

Arianespace marked another mission accomplished for science as its medium-lift Soyuz successfully launched the European Space Agency's Gaia billion-star surveyor today from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 4:27 pm local time in French Guiana, Arianespace successfully carried out the fifth Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), orbiting the first four satellites in the O3b constellation for the operator O3b Networks Limited. Video courtesy Arianespace.

NASA has signed a $424 million modification to its contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for full crew transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with return and rescue services extending through June 2017.

The "stack" of six Globalstar second-generation satellites is partly visible inside the protective container (at left) that was used for its transfer into Starsem's Upper Composite Integration Facility at Baikonur Cosmodrome. At center is the Fregat upper stage on which the stack will be installed, followed by encapsulation in the payload fairing (positioned at right).

Galileo IOV take-off

12 October 2012: Soyuz lifts off for the third time from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place the second pair of Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites into orbit.

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