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Russia’s Lavochkin confirms Galileo deployment error

August 23, 2014, 18:41 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russia’s Soyuz rocket with a Fregat-MT upper stage and two Galileo navigation system satellites blasted off from Kourou, French Guiana
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MOSCOW, August 23, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Lavochkin aerospace company confirmed on Saturday there were errors in the deployment of European Galileo satellites by its Fregat-MT booster.

“There were orbiting errors,” the company said, following reports that the satellites had deviated from the target orbit.

Russia’s Soyuz rocket with a Fregat-MT upper stage and two Galileo navigation system satellites blasted off from Kourou, French Guiana, on Friday.

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