Soyuz launch on Oct 12 with 2 galileo satellite

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2012 - 11:56:25 UTC

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    At 18:15 utc, a soyuz rocket will liftoff with 2 Galileo navigation satellites. They are the last of the test satellites, ie in orbit validation one's. Next year, they start launching the one's that will be used for the Galileo navigation system.
    
    Info on the Galileo navigation system.
    
    http://www.esa.int/esaNA/galileo.html
    
    After satellite seperation, the fregat upperstage will be sent to a graveyard orbit.
    
    http://www.arianespace.tv/
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