Europe’s first two Galileo full operational capability (FOC) navigation system satellites launched Aug. 22 on a European variant of Russia’s Soyuz from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Dubbed "Doresa" and "Milena," after the young winners of a European Commission painting competition in 2011, the spacecraft are the first in a series of 22 Galileo FOC satellites to be launched on both Soyuz and European Ariane 5 rockets managed by commercial ...

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