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Vega-C launch (operational audio only)

The inaugural flight of ESA’s new Vega-C rocket is set for 13 July at 13:13 CEST. The principal payload of flight VV21 is LARES-2, a scientific mission of th...

LARES-2 (Maiden flight)


Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Medium Earth Orbit Ariane Launch Area 1 Kourou, French Guiana

Maiden flight of the Vega-C launch vehicle, carrying the LARES-2 passive satellite. It is a 40 cm diameter sphere with laser mirrors to study the Earth gravitational field and relativistic effects. Also onboard are six European research cubesats.


spacevogel • July 13, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Launch announced a success on the webcast

spacevogel • July 13, 2022, 1:13 p.m.


spacevogel • July 13, 2022, 12:58 p.m.

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    30.1 m
  • Diameter
    3.0 m
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  • Launch Mass
    136 T
  • Thrust
    2974 kN
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  • Low Earth Orbit
    1500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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