"On December 5, at 03:19:20 Moscow time, joint calculations of Russian and European specialists performed the launch of the Soyuz-ST-B carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and Galileo FOC navigation satellites," the message says.

As noted, 9 minutes after the launch, the head unit as part of the upper stage and two vehicles in the normal mode separated from the third stage of the carrier.

Earlier it was reported that the launch of the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle with Galileo navigation satellites from the Kuru cosmodrome was postponed for a day due to bad weather conditions.