Perfect launch for two new Galileo satellites – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Soyuz ST-B/Fregat MT; Payload: Galileo 13 and 14; Date: 24 May 2016, 0848 UTC; Launch site: Sinnamary, French Guiana. After a nearly 3-hour, 48-minute mission, the upper stage placed the Galileo passengers into a targeted circular orbit at an altitude of 23,522 km, inclined 57.394 degrees to the equator. Total payload lift performance was estimated at 1,599 kg.

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