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May 23rd, 2011
Galileo: Europe Prepares for October Launch

The announcement follows a detailed review held on 12 May, under the chairmanship of the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA) and with the participation of Arianespace and industrial prime contractors, which concluded that the space and ground elements will be ready for a launch in October.

The two Galileo satellites will be deployed using a Soyuz launcher. The October launch will mark the inaugural Soyuz flight from its new launch facilities in French Guiana, built in the framework of a programme of the European Space Agency.

IOV-04B-HR_CMYKThe first two of four Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites are due for launch in August 2011