All About Vega, Europe’s Light Launcher

Vega is a rocket which is looked after by Arianespace. The primary role of this rocket is to send small size payloads or even spacecraft to the lower earth orbits. Two major space agencies, The European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, along with the help of other agencies had started launching with the […]

New opportunities from Arianespace with extended Vega

One of the launch vehicles remaining in the disposition of Arianespace, Vega rocket, will soon show extended capability of delivering and deploying small satellites. Vega, made y Avio, is smallest from launch vehicles offered by Arianespace on the market. According to European Space Agency, Vega will soon be equipped with new payload adapter. This will […]

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 […]

Compromise between unions and French government reached – green light for Ariane 5 launch

French government managed to sign agreement with main unions at French Guiana, from where Company launches their Ariane, Soyuz and Vega rockets. Compromise was reached after one month of strikes and negotiations. Hopefully will open way for launch first delayed mission of Ariane 5 with two communication satellites: SGDC and Koreasat-7. It seems that Arianespace will be able […]

Possible end of Vega rocket and beginning of Pan European space corporation

Could it be possible that Airbus Defence and Space will be monopolist in European space industry? Airbus Defence and Space along with its partner, French Safran Company (both companies are involved in Ariane 6 project) probably are going to buy Avio – Italian company responsible for designing and manufacturing Italian Vega rocket. Airbus and Safran […]

Sentinel-3A launched !

Sentinel-3A, observation satellite devoted to ocean and weather monitoring program was launched successfuly on yesterday evening. Launch was performed from Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia, from launch site 133/3 exactly forty seconds later then it was planned. At 17:57:40 GMT on 16 February 2016 Rokot rocket took off from Plesetsk. Targeted orbit for Sentinel-3A is characterized with […]