Author Topic: Soyuz ST-B Flight VS09 - Galileo FOC-M1 (FM01 and FM02) Aug. 22 2014  (Read 166591 times)

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This launch will send the first two Galileo FOC satellites into space and it will be the third Soyuz launch for Galileo programme.
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Re: Soyuz ST-B Flight VS0?- Galileo FOC-M1 September 2013
« Reply #1 on: 10/06/2012 12:46 PM »
This launch will send the first two Galileo FOC satellites into space and it will be the third Soyuz launch for Galileo programme.

From CSG yes, but not in total, we already launched 2 from Baikonur on Soyuz (GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B)

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Re: Soyuz ST-B Flight VS0?- Galileo FOC-M1 September 2013
« Reply #2 on: 10/12/2012 08:21 AM »
The first, second and third stages, Fregat upper stages and payload fairings for the VS05 and VS06 Soyuz missions, (planned for 2013),  arrived aboard the MN Colibri, which is one of two sea-going roll-on/roll-off ships utilized for the transport of launcher components from Europe and Russia to French Guiana..

http://www.arianespace.com/news-feature-story/2012/10-11-2012-4soyuz-launchers-at-spaceport.asp

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Re: Soyuz ST-B Flight VS0?- Galileo FOC-M1 September 2013
« Reply #3 on: 11/30/2012 10:32 AM »
As cited in this article (http://www.insidegnss.com/node/3269) from InsideGNSS, this launch could be further delayed:
“likely to be stalled until late next summer because of software issues on the new batch of satellites.”

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Re: Soyuz ST-B Flight VS0?- Galileo FOC-M1 September 2013
« Reply #4 on: 11/30/2012 07:12 PM »
EU mentioned June/July, although the possible shift is also difficult due to the very busy launch schedule at CSG
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DutchSpace Solar Array on FM-01
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FM-02 also arrived at ESTEC btw.

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Is the flight still planned for late this year?
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Is the flight still planned for late this year?

Technically possible, but doubtful

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“BEIJING — Further delays in ground testing of two satellites that will become the first fully operational craft in Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation have pushed back their launch to around June 2014, industry officials said.”

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Galileo slid out of Phenix test chamber

ESTEC Test Centre engineers examine the Galileo Full Operational Capability satellite after it has been slid out of the Phenix test chamber on 29 November 2013, following a five-week thermal–vacuum test. The box within the Phenix is the ‘thermal tent’, used to reproduce the extreme temperatures of space.

Credit: ESA-Anneke Le Floc'h (released with endorsement of the ESA Security Office)

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Any updates on this launch?

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progressing nominally for launch in June

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Will O3b take the slot of Galileo launch in June? Any news?

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Will O3b take the slot of Galileo launch in June? Any news?

Nope, maybe end of this week more info will follow.

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