Successful Soyuz launch from Kourou, expanding the Galileo constellation

The European satellite navigation constellation, Galileo, just grew by two spacecraft: Galileo FM-10 & FM-11 were placed into orbit by a Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana today.  The two spacecraft will undergo a commissioning period, during which they will be put through a series of tests, before they are declared operational.

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