The European Commission (EC) has asked the European Space Agency (ESA) and commercial launch consortium Arianespace to provide details of the Aug. 22 launch mishap that delivered its first two operational Galileo spacecraft to the wrong orbit. The Commission, which owns the Galileo navigation, positioning and timing constellation, also requested a schedule and action plan for correcting the problem, which Arianespace says involved the upper stage of a European variant of Russia’s Soyuz ...

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