First Vega in 2017 delivers Sentinel satellite and expands capabilities of Copernicus constellation

Double success of ESA: Italian Vega launch vehicle manufactured by Avio delivered to orbit Sentinel-2B satellite, which will operate under Copernicus program. To remind – it is one of the key ESA program which should result in establishing independent access to remote sensing satellites for European Union. Third success of Arianespace in 2017 ! Company […]

Italian job – Vega delivered Turkish military satellite to orbit

Less famous comparing to Ariane opr Soyuz, but still reliable and useful for certain kind of missions; today’s launch of Vega rocket showed, that Italian space industry still has something to say. It was 8th mission with manufactured by Italian Avio Vega rocket and second launch of this Italian rocket operated by Arianespace in 2016. […]

Vega delivers Moroccan satellite to orbit during VV11

Arianespace during third in 2017 flight of Vega rocket delivered to orbit MN35-13 (Mohammed VI-A) imaging satellite for Kingdom of Morocco on November 8, 2017. Weighing 1110 kg military and civilian imaging spacecraft for Morocco was launched yesterday from SLV launch site at 01:42 UTC. Satellite which was designed and manufactured by Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia […]

Two satellites delivered to orbit on the top of the Vega rocket during its 10th flight!

Today Arianespace managed to put two satellites to orbit. OPSAT 3000 and VENµS were delivered to their orbits on the top of the Vega (Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata – Advanced Generation European Carrier Rocket) rocket today from Guiana Space Center. It was second mission of Vega in 2017 after successful delivering to orbit Sentinel-2B on March […]

Vega already at the launch site !

Arianespace Vega rocket was a rolled out on July 18, 2017 to its launch site ELV at Guiana Space Center. It is one of the last milestones before planned for 2nd August mission covering delivery of two Israeli satellites to GTO orbit. It will be tenth mission of Vega (Vettore Europeo di Generazione Avanzata – Advanced […]

PeruSat-1 and four SkySat satellites delivered to orbit during first launch of Vega in 2016 !

Arianespace can add another mission to their long history of commercial success. Their Vega rocket delivered yesterday, at early morning hours, two satellites to orbit. VV07 flight was seventh in the history of Vega light launch vehicle and also seventh success. Mission planned for September 16, 2016, assumed to place five satellites on SSO polar orbit: PeruSat-1 […]

Beginner’s luck will be enough ? – the 6th Vega mission planned on 27th November 01:23 2015

ESA planned launch of Vega rocket with LISA Pathfinder atop from launch pad ELV in French Guiana. European Space Agency is going to continue tests before finishing eLISA (Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) program in 2034. This time Lisa Pathfinder, technology demonstrator built by Airbus Defense and Space will provide necessary data for measuring gravitational waves. Launched on […]