LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Dec 12 2017
Arianespace

Galileo FOC-15, FOC-16, FOC-17, FOC-18

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 12, 2017 at 1:36 PM EST

(December 12, 2017 at 6:36 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 12, 2017 at 1:36 PM EST

(December 12, 2017 at 6:36 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 12, 2017 at 1:36 PM EST

(December 12, 2017 at 6:36 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

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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