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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