After much celebratory rhetoric on Friday over the launch of two Galileo navigation satellites from Kourou, European officials realized the spacecraft were placed in the wrong orbits.
Arianespace, which managed the launch of the Russian Soyuz booster, made a terse announcement:
Complementary observations gathered after separation of the Galileo FOC M1 satellites on Soyuz Flight VS09 have highlighted a discrepancy between targeted and reached orbit.
Investigations are underway. More information will be provided after a first flight data analysis to be completed on August 23, 2014.