Arianespace

Vega

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 109 Failures: 5 Pending: 35

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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Launch Vehicle


Vega

Configuration:
Family: Vega

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

Vehicle Specifications


Vega
GTO: None
LEO: 1500
Length: 29.9 m
Diameter: 3.025 m
Launch Mass: 137000k kg
Thurst: 2974 kN
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Astrophysics


LISA Pathfinder will pave the way for future missions by testing in flight the very concept of gravitational wave detection: it will put two test masses in a near-perfect gravitational free-fall and control and measure their motion with unprecedented accuracy. LISA Pathfinder will use the latest technology to minimise the extra forces on the test masses, and to take measurements. The inertial sensors, the laser metrology system, the drag-free control system and an ultra-precise micro-propulsion system make this a highly unusual mission.

Launch Window


NET: December 3rd 2015 - 04:04 UTC

Open: December 3rd 2015 - 04:04 UTC

Close: December 3rd 2015 - 04:04 UTC

Watch the Launch



Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqtHPr3mHrY

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