High Orbital Delivery of Galileo Satellite Quartet captured by Ground-Based Telescope

Unique photos captured last week’s Ariane 5 launch with a quadruplet of Galileo navigation satellites but observers also had eyes high in the sky to capture equally tantalizing views of the four satellites arriving at their orbit destination nearly 23,000 Kilometers above the Earth.

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Pre-Dawn Soyuz Launch successfully places Galileo Satellite Pair into Orbit

A Soyuz rocket raced into the early morning skies over French Guiana on Tuesday carrying a pair of Galileo satellites into orbit in the continuing deployment of Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System that is set to begin initial services by the end of the year.

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Next Pair of Galileo Navigation Satellites enters Orbit after successful Soyuz Launch

A Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket blasted off from French Guiana on Thursday, lifting a pair of European Galileo Navigation Satellites into a Medium Earth Orbit 23,200 Kilometers high in a mission lasting close to four hours.

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Soyuz Rocket blasts off from French Guiana with two Galileo Satellites, Initial Parking Orbit reached

Russia’s Soyuz workhorse launch vehicle blasted off from its tropical launch site in French Guiana on Thursday at 11:51 UTC, embarking on a mission to deliver the 11th and 12th satellite in the Galileo satellite navigation system to orbit.

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