Galileo FOC-9 & Galileo FOC-10

Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Medium Earth Orbit Soyuz Launch Complex Kourou, French Guiana

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.

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Additional Media

Arianespace Flight VS15 - Galileo

Arianespace has successfully launched the 13th and 14th satellites in the Galileo constel-lation for the European Commission’s DG GROWTH (Directorate-General...

Soyuz STB

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: STB/Fregat

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    2.95 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    312 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz STB
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    STB/Fregat
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz STB/Fregat
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4900 kg

Arianespace

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 138 Failures: 7 Pending: 38

Agency Type: Commercial

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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Kourou, French Guiana

Pad: Soyuz Launch Complex


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