Thursday, October 20, 2011

Soyuz VS01 on launch pad
Soyuz - Galileo IOV-1 launch set for Friday, 21 October, 2011

20 October 2011 Following the work performed on the Soyuz launch facility and the associated additional checks, Arianespace has decided to restart the countdown operations for the launch of VS01, Soyuz ST-B – Galileo IOV-1. Liftoff of the Soyuz ST-B launcher is now set for Friday, 21 October, at exactly 12:30:26 pm CEST (10:30:26 GMT).

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EU'S GALILEO CENTER FIRES ITS FIRST SATELLITE INTO THE ORBIT TODAY.
THE PLAN IS TO REPLACE the US-GPS WITH A MORE PRECISE SYSTEM from EUROPE.
Who was responsible for the system since 1999?
"“Like it or not, it must be Solana."(Link)

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