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Galileo In-Orbit Validation Satellites Lifting Off

October 12, 2012

The Soyuz ST-B launcher carrying the next two Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites took off as scheduled on 18:15:00 GMT (20:15:00 CEST) on 12 October 2012. Deployment of its twin satellites into orbit was scheduled to take place three hours 44 minutes after take-off.

credit:  ESA