NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

Galileo FOC FM33-FM34

Launch Time
NET January, 2025

Rocket

Ariane 62
Image Credit: Arianespace
Arianespace
Status: Planned
Price: $88.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 8,370 kN
Payload to LEO: 10,350 kg
Payload to GTO: 5,000 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 63.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 20.0 m

Mission Details

Galileo FOC FM33-FM34

Galileo is the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that went live in 2016, created by the European Union (EU) through the European GNSS Agency (GSA), headquartered in Prague in the Czech Republic, with two ground operations centers, Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich in Germany and Fucino in Italy. The project is named after the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei. One of the aims of Galileo is to provide an independent high-precision positioning system so European nations do not have to rely on the U.S. GPS, or the Russian GLONASS systems, which could be disabled or degraded by their operators at any time.

Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 733.0 kg
Medium Earth Orbit

Location

ELA-4, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France