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Flight Arianespace VV20 – CERES

Twelfth launch by Arianespace in 2021, the Vega light launcher will lift off, for the third time this year, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Gu...

[Live] VV20 CERES Launch on 2021/11/16

Vega will orbit CERES, 3 CERES Earth observation satellites for French defense applications. Launch on 2021/11/16 at 10:27 AM (Paris time). Stay tuned!https:...

Vega Flight VV20

Arianespace’s twelfth launch of 2021 with the third Vega of the year will place its satellite passengers into Sun-synchronous orbit. The launcher will be carrying a total payload of approximately 1548 kg. The launch will be performed in Kourou, French Guiana.

CERES

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit Ariane Launch Area 1 Kourou, French Guiana

CERES (CapacitÉ de Renseignement Électromagnétique Spatiale) is a space-based signal intelligence (SIGNIT) system consisting of three satellites constellation.

Updates

scottm3 • Nov. 16, 2021, 10:28 a.m.

Mission successful via webcast host and arianespace


Nosu • Nov. 9, 2021, 3:05 p.m.

Launch time confirmed by the Guiana Space Centre.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 3, 2021, 4:29 a.m.

New launch date.


Vega

Family: Vega
Configuration:

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    29.9 m
  • Diameter
    3.025 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.6 m
  • Launch Mass
    137 T
  • Thrust
    2974 kN
Family
  • Name
    Vega
  • Family
    Vega
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Vega
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $37000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1450 kg

Avio S.p.A

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CEO: Giulio Ranzo Founded: 1908 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Avio S.p.A. is an Italian company operating in the aerospace sector with its head office in Colleferro near Rome, Italy. Founded in 1908, it is present in Italy and abroad with different commercial offices and 10 production sites.

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