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Galileo satellites cleared for launch

Europe's next two Galileo satellites have received technical clearance for their launch this Friday. They are currently resting in place atop their Soyuz launcher.
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Fuelling underway with the Galileo satellites for Arianespace's next Soyuz launch from French Guiana

Both passengers for Arianespace's third Soyuz flight from French Guiana are entering their final processing phase, which includes fuelling of the two Galileo navigation satellites prior to their integration on the launcher for liftoff in October.
Galileo FM3 and its "sister" FM4 co-passenger subsequently will be integrated side-by-side on a dispenser for their shared ride aboard the Soyuz ST launcher, joining another pair of similar European navigation satellites lofted by Arianespace on the Soyuz launcher's maiden Spaceport flight in October 2011.

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Fourth Galileo satellite reaches French Guiana launch site

The next two Galileo satellites are now in place at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, being prepared for their shared launch this autumn.
The fourth Galileo satellite flight model arrived at Cayenne Airport in French Guiana on Friday 17 August, flown from the Thales Alenia Space facility in Rome aboard an Ilyushin aircraft.

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