launch 2010 Satellites Ready To Ship To the Launch Site Completed Globalstar satellites as seen in their shipping containers at the Thales Alenia Space production facility in Rome. (Photo courtesy of Thales Alenia Space)
launch 2010 Satellites Arrive at the Pre-Launch Preparation Facility First three Globalstar Second-Generation satellites being delivered in August to the Soyuz pre-launch facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. (Photo courtesy of Arianespace)
launch 2010 Globalstar Satellites Are Transported by Air First Globalstar second-generation satellite is unloaded off a transport aircraft in August at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. (Photo courtesy of Arianespace)
launch 2010 Completed Satellite Ready to Deliver to Globalstar Completed Globalstar Second-Generation Satellite as seen in the Thales Alenia Space production facility in Rome. (Courtesy of Thales Alenia Space)
launch 2010 Globalstar Second-Generation Satellite Constellation Artist's depiction of new Globalstar Second-Generation Satellite in earth orbit. (Courtesy of Thales Alenia Space)
launch 2010 Soyuz Launch Vehicle and Satellite Dispenser Soyuz launch vehicle and the Globalstar upper stage satellite dispenser (prior to satellite mating) inside the Soyuz pre-launch facility in Baikonur. (Photo courtesy of Arianespace)
launch 20108 Satellites Are Mated to the Soyuz Dispenser Technicians work on a new Globalstar satellite as it is mated to the upper stage dispenser inside the pre-launch facility at the Baikonur Cosmosdrome. (Photo courtesy of Arianespace)
launch 2010 An overhead view shows the fully-assembled Soyuz dispenser, carrying all six new Globalstar spacecraft in the pre-launch payload preparation facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. (Photo courtesy of Arianespace)
launch 2010 The Soyuz upper stage portion containing six new second-generation Globalstar satellites is lowered into position for mating with the Soyuz launch vehicle's second stage central core in preparation for the October 19th launch date. (Photo courtesy of Arianespace)
Launch 2010 Soyuz launch vehicle containing six new Globalstar second-generation satellites is raised into position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in preparation for the scheduled launch on October 19th. A protective shroud covers the upper stage fairing and satellite dispenser during transport. (Photo courtesy of Arianespace)
Launch 2010 On Oct 19, 2010, Globalstar successfully launched six new second-generation satellites into orbit using the highly reliable Soyuz launch vehicle. Globalstar plans three additional launches of six satellites each to complete initial deployment of the second-generation constellation. (Photo courtesy of Arianespace)