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First Galileo FOC satellites in orbit

Submit on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 22:59

Rocket: Soyuz ST-B/Fregat; Payload: Galileo FOC FM1 (Doresa) and FM2 (Milena); Date: 22 August 2014, 1227 UTC; Launch site: Sinnamary, French Guiana. The two satellites launched on this mission weighing 714.3 and 715.3 kg, have been placed into a circular Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), at an altitude of 23,522 km. They will be inclined to the Earth’s equator by about 55 degrees.

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