PARIS (Sputnik) – Russian carrier rocket Soyuz-ST with two EU satellites aboard was successfully launched from Kourou space center in French Guyana early on Friday, the Arianespace launch service provider said.
Galileo's Full Operational Capability satellites were first launched from Kourou in August 2014. By 2020, a total of 30 Galileo satellites are expected to be placed into orbit, with each of them worth about €40 million (about $45 million).
Two more Galileo satellites are scheduled to be launched before the end of 2016, according to Arianespace. The satellites should be shipped to Kourou in the second half of October.