Galileo satellites on dispenser

Galileo satellites on dispenser

Released

19/10/2011 2:10 pm

Copyright

ESA, CNES, Arianespace, Optique Video du CSG, P. Baudon

Description

The twin Galileo satellites attached to the supporting dispenser that holds them in place during their 20 October launch atop the first Soyuz from French Guiana. The first Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellite – known as ‘PFM’ – was attached to one side of the dispenser on Tuesday 4 October, with the second flight model, ‘FM2’, joining it on the other side the following day.

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