Soyuz-ST launch vehicle was successfully launched17 december 2015
On December 17, 2015 at 14h 51min (Moscow time) two European navigation satellites Galileo were successfully launched by Soyuz-ST launch vehicle developed and produced by SRC Progress from Guiana Space Centre.
That was the third launch of the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle within the ‘Soyuz at Guiana Space Centre 2015’ Project.
Soyuz-ST is adapted to the requirements of the Guiana Space Center as regards safety (telecomand uplink for launch abort), TM-system (S-band transmitters with European telemetry frame structure) and environmental conditions (higher humidity, marine transportation, etc).
Under the ‘Soyuz at GSC’ Project JSC SRC Progress is responsible for the launcher and general management of the Russian enterprises participating in the mission.