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Arianespace Postpones Launch of 2 Galileo Navigation Satellites

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
December 1, 2021
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Launch of VS01, first Soyuz ST-B flight from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on 21 October 2011, carrying the first two satellites of Europe’s Galileo navigation system. (Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace)

KOUROU, French Guiana (Arianespace PR) — Due to adverse weather conditions at the Guiana Space Center (CSG), the flight VS26 –initially scheduled for December 1– is being postponed.

The Soyuz launch vehicle and spacecraft are in stable and safe conditions.

The new earliest targeted launch date is December 2, 2021 at exactly:

> 07:27 p.m. Washington, D.C. time,
> 09:27 p.m. Kourou time,
> 00:27 a.m. Universal time (UTC), on December 3,
> 01:27 a.m. Paris time, on December 3,
> 03:27 a.m. Moscow time, on December 3.

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