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“Galileo 28”
Two New Satellites Mark Further Enlargement of Galileo
Soyuz rocket lifts off with the Galileo 27 and 28 satellites. (Credit: Arianespace webcast)

KOUROU, French Guiana (ESA PR) — Europe’s largest satellite constellation has grown even bigger, following the launch of two more Galileo navigation satellites by Soyuz launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 5 December. Galileo satellites 27-28 add to an existing 26-satellite constellation in orbit, providing the world’s most precise satnav positioning to more than 2.3 billion users around the globe.

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  • December 5, 2021
Watch Ariane 5 Launch Galileo Satellites on Night of 3-4 December
A Soyuz-2 launches the CSO-2 defense satellite on Dec. 29, 2020. (Credit: Arianespace)

KOUROU, French Guiana (ESA PR) — Europe’s latest Galileo satellites will be launched on the night of 3-4 December. Arianespace has taken the decision to begin fuelling their three-stage Soyuz launcher.

Galileo satellites 27 – 28 are now scheduled to be launched by Soyuz launcher VS26 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 4 December at 01:23 CET (3 December at 21:23 local Kourou time). Follow the launch live on ESA Web TV Two from 01:00 CET.

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  • December 3, 2021
Upcoming Launches Include Space Tourism Flight

Dates and times subject to change without notice. And remember: no wagering. December 1 Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9Payloads: 53 Starlink broadband satellitesLocation: Cape Canaveral Space Force StationTime: 6:20 p.m. EST (2320 GMT)Webcast: December 1/2 Launch Vehicle: Soyuz ST-B/Fregat-MTPayloads: Galileo 27 & 28 navigation satellitesLocation: Guiana Space CenterTime: 7:31 p.m. EST (0031 GMT on Dec. 2)Webcast: December 5 Launch Vehicle: Atlas VPayloads: U.S. Space Force LDPE-1 space tug; STPSat-6 […]

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  • November 29, 2021