Galileo satellites were positioned on Soyuz launcher two days before launch. See the latest news

Credit: ESA-CNES-Arianespace Optique Video du CSG - P Baudon
Credit: ESA-CNES-Arianespace Optique Video du CSG - P Baudon

News! Two days before launch, on December 2, 2021, Galileo satellites are positioned on the Soyuz launcher safely. Mentioning the fact that the two were placed at the same time on the launcher with the higher stage Frigate in their protective hull. The Galeileo 27-28 satellites are from a high-performance generation, which brings many benefits. 

These two Galileo satellites, as you see above, were positioned somewhere on the fourth stage of the launcher. Like most ESA satellite missions, these satellites will be launched from ESA's space port in French Guiana. Their launch is expected to be a success, due to the large number of tests performed before this step into space. For the same reason (large number of tests performed), it is expected that these satellites will be able to successfully fulfill their mission in space. The exact date on which the satellites will be launched is: 01:31 CET. But it can take a few minutes to change. 

Also, the weather conditions in French Guiana will not be the best for launch. According to, on December 1st and 2nd, the chances of heavy rain and lightning are over 98%. Thunderstorms are forecast, which cannot change the date on which the satellites go into space. But thanks to developed ESA launch technologies, everything may be fine without long delays or mission rescheduling. ESA has stated that it will broadcast everything live on ESA TV and on the ESA website, here: on December 1 at 9:31 p.m. , local time in Kourou. 

If you want more details you can read on the ESA website or you can read details about the mission here:

Galileo satellites have reached the ESA spaceport. This is very good news! ESA recently announced that Galileo satellites have arrived safely at the ESA spaceport in French Guyana. Their transport was done with a mission to send goods across the Atlantic, Ilyushin. The mission of sending them to South America has so far been a secret one, for security reasons. But now that they have arrived safely, everything is fine. Both satellites are placed in separate, covered, environmentally controlled containers. These satellites also made some "stops", it is not known why ESA did not transport them directly to South America from the Netherlands. Thus their journey from the Netherlands to French Guyana was:

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We wish success to ESA and its partners, as well as to all those who work to make this mission a success.

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 30 November 2021, at 11:52 pm Los Angeles time

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