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Galileo PFM placed onto dispenser
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- Title Galileo PFM placed onto dispenser
- Released 19/10/2011 2:10 pm
- Copyright ESA, CNES, Arianespace, Optique Video du CSG, P. Baudon
One of two Galileo satellites, the Proto-Flight Model, placed onto the specially-designed dispenser that holds them in place during launch then deploys them into their final 23 222 km altitude orbit. PFM mating to the dispenser occurred on 4 October 2011.