LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Nov 17 2016
Arianespace

Galileo FOC-11, FOC-12, FOC-13, FOC-14

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

November 17, 2016 at 8:06 AM EST

(November 17, 2016 at 1:06 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

November 17, 2016 at 8:06 AM EST

(November 17, 2016 at 1:06 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

November 17, 2016 at 8:06 AM EST

(November 17, 2016 at 1:06 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • The Galileo constellation is ESA’s satellite navigation system and is expected to be completed by 2020. Galileo will provide Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3