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EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites

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Brussels, 28 March 2015

Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has just placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. We have received signals proving that they were positioned as expected.


The next launch of Galileo satellites is scheduled for September 2015. The Commission aims to ensure the provision of initial Galileo services by 2016 and full services by 2020.

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Galileo's Soyuz VS11 liftoff. Released 28/03/2015 12:18 am Copyright ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE-Service Optique CSG, G. Barbaste URL