Payload consists of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system.
|Orbit||Medium Earth Orbit|
The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. First launch took place from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 on 26 July 2008 with a classified military payload. The 2.1b/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-B.
|Manufacturer||Progress Rocket Space Center|
Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.
|Administrator||CEO: Stéphane Israël|
|Launch Vehicles||Ariane 5 | Vega|
|Location||Kourou, French Guiana|
|Links||Wikipedia | Map|