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Vega Flight VV15

For its sixth launch of the year, and the 15th Vega mission since this launcher began its career at the Guiana Space Center in 2012, Arianespace will orbit the FalconEye1 satellite. This Earth observation satellite for the United Arab Emirates was developed by Airbus Defence and Space as prime cont...

Watch Arianespace | Vega - Falcon Eye 1 - major launch anomaly, total loss!

Tonight at around two minutes into flight the second stage of an Arianespace Vega rocket encountered a major anomaly that resulted in a total loss of vehicle...

Falcon Eye 1

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Polar Orbit Ariane Launch Area 1 (ELV) Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana #VV15

Falcon Eye 1 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye 1 is the first of two surveillance satellites ordered by the UAE’s military.

Vega

Family:
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
  • 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


In-active Cargo Unmanned
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Avio S.p.A

Avio S.p.A

(Avio)

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

Agency Type:

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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