Sentinel-1C carries an advanced radar technology to provide an all-weather, day-and-night supply of imagery of Earth’s surface. It is a replacement satellite to complete the Sentinel-1 duo after Sentinel-1B suffered a technical anomaly.
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The return to flight of Europe’s Vega C small launch vehicle has slipped to late 2024 after the European Space Agency concluded a rocket motor nozzle needs to be redesigned.
Europe's Vega C rocket, which has been working towards a return to flight following a launch failure in December 2022, has experienced another setback.
A static fire test of a Vega C Zefiro 40 (Z40) second stage conducted June 28 ended in failure. The successful completion of the test had been a requirement for Vega C to be cleared to return to flight later this year. In December 2022, th…
A solid rocket motor for Europe’s Vega C rocket malfunctioned during a static-fire test June 28, likely pushing back the vehicle’s return to flight to 2024.
The European Space Agency will launch its Sentinel-1C radar imaging satellite on a Vega C rocket in 2023 as the agency continues to study potential impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on that launch vehicle.