Update: arianspace
has delayed the launch of today and is now targeting launch on Friday (December 3). LIFTOFF set for December 3 at 7:23 p.m. Est (0023 GMT).

Arianespace plans to send two new European galileo navigation satellites into space tonight (December 2) and you will be able to watch it online.

Arianespace Soyuz rocket will launch two navigation satellites to orbit at 7:27 a.m. Est (9:27 P.M. Local time on the launch site of the Guyana Room Center in Kourou, French Guiana, or Friday, December 3, at 0027 GMT). Arianespace based in France is expected to launch webcast directly on YouTube, which you can watch here, after available. Arianespace usually starts the webcast launch about 20 minutes before taking off.

The European Space Agency will also send launch on the Esaweb TV stream. Mission, if successful, will grow the European Global Satellite Navigation Satellite to 28 members. The constellations of almost six years serving 2.3 billion users worldwide, said ArianSpace in launching documentation. ArianSpace will use the Rocket Soyuz produced by the Progress Space Rocket Center, which is part of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. These are the fourteen times this partnership aims to send Galileo's mission to space, said Arianespace.

This mission was carried out for the European Space Agency (ESA), on behalf of the European Commission, to bring "strategic autonomy and sovereignty to UE citizens [EU] and its member countries," Arianespace said about the mission.

Galileo is similar to the United States Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian Glonass system, but aims to give European homemade alternative people if one of these other systems becomes not available to them.

26 galileo satellites are now in orbit launched by Rockets Soyuz and by heavy lift rocket companies, Ariane 5. Arianespace plans six more Galileo satellites in the coming years using Soyuz and the next Rocket Ariane 6 version known as Ariane 62. First flight Rocket Ariane 6 It is expected to be now in 2022, delayed from 2020.

The mission tonight, known as the FOC-M9 Galileo, will be the 61st mission launched by ArianSpace on the name of the ESA and will bring the 83rd and 84th satellite for partnerships. satellight
sent will join the remaining constellation of the Galileo in the Orbit Medium Earth at 14,429 miles (23,222 kilometers), according to the ESA documentation.

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