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First Galileo satellite touches down in French Guiana


The first Galileo navigation satellite has arrived in Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, ready to begin preparations for launch on October 20th.

Packed within its protective, air-conditioned container, the satellite landed at Cayenne Rochambeau Airport aboard an Antonov aircraft at 06:45 local time on Wednesday 7 September, having departed from Thales Alenia Space Italy's Rome facility, where it was built. You may find the whole article here.



Galileo IOV FM2 satellite

landed in French Guiana