Arianespace

Vega

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 111 Failures: 5 Pending: 36

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

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Family: Vega

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

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Earth Science


A second Earth observation satellite for the Kingdom of Morocco. It was developed by Thales Alenia Space and Airbus. Satellite will be in particular used for mapping and land surveying activities, regional development, agricultural monitoring, the prevention and management of natural disasters, monitoring changes in the environment and desertification, as well as border and coastal surveillance.

Launch Window


NET: November 21st 2018 - 01:42 UTC

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Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou