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ESA launches 13th and 14th Galileo satellites

Wednesday 25 May 2016 | 09:44 CET | News
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the successful launch of the thirteenth and fourteenth satellite in the EU's flagship Galileo navigation system. The deployment means the project is halfway to completion, with the full navigation network expected to be fully operational by 2020. Galileos 13 and 14 lifted off together at 08:48 GMT atop a Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from French Guiana. The next Galileo launch this coming autumn will be different from all previous ones, in that it will be the first to use a customised Ariane 5 to carry four rather than two satellites each

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