Two galileo satellites being launched by the Soyuz VS13 mission

Galileo 11 and Galileo 12 in orbit

After a 3 hours and 47 minutes flight after launch, two new Galileo satellites are in orbit. Even if the constellation of 30 satellites will not be fully in orbit before 2018, the Galileo 11 and 12 will allow to the European Commission to start Galileo services by end 2016.

IberEspacio contributes to Galileo satellite with heat pipes, thermal blankets and the integration of Optical Solar Reflectors. A thermal control hardware that will be also present in the next following 15 Galileo satellites.

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