Arianespace

Vega

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 108 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

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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Earth Science


Proba-V maps land cover and monitors vegetation growth across the globe. Launched along with Proba-V are the first Earth observation satellite for Vietnam, VNREDSat 1A, and the first Estonian satellite ESTCube-1. ESTCube-1 is also the first satellite in the world to attempt the use of an electric solar wind sail.

Launch Window


NET: May 7th 2013 - 02:06 UTC

Open: May 7th 2013 - 02:06 UTC

Close: May 7th 2013 - 02:06 UTC

Watch the Launch



Kourou, French Guiana

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n7SdxiSwgE

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