Vega-C

In-active Vega

Arianespace (ASA)

None

Description

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    30.1 m
  • Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    136 T
  • Thrust
    2974 kN
  • Apogee (Sub-Orbital)
    1000 km
Family
  • Name
    Vega-C
  • Family
    Vega
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Vega-C
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Arianespace

Commercial
CEO: Stéphane Israël
ASA 1980

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.

Upcoming Spaceflights


Vega-C | LARES-2 (Maiden flight)

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
April 30, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Vega-C | KOMPSAT-7

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
July 31, 2022, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Earth Science

KOMPSAT-7 is the follow-up model of KOMPSAT-3A whose mission is to provide high-resolution satellite images to satisfy South-Korea’s governmental and institutional needs.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Vega-C | Space Rider

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Sept. 30, 2023, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Vega-C | Ital-GovSatCom

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Jan. 1, 2024, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Vega-C | FLEX

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Oct. 31, 2024, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission: Earth Science

The Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) satellite is a part of ESA's Earth Explorer program. The satellite will map vegetation fluorescence to quantify photosynthetic activity.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Vega-C | CSG-3

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 31, 2024, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

CSG-3 is an Earth observation satellite for the Italian Space Agency, part of a reconnaissance constellation using synthetic aperture radars operating in the X-band.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Vega-C | PLATiNO 2

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 31, 2024, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Vega-C | Altius

Arianespace | FRA
Kourou, French Guiana
Dec. 31, 2025, midnight
Status: To Be Determined
Mission:

ALTIUS is a satellite mission proposed by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy to monitor the distribution and evolution of stratospheric ozone in the Earth's atmosphere.

Sun-Synchronous Orbit
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Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 5 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-6
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2D
Success
4 days, 5 hours ago
Shiyan 13
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Chinese satellite declared for technological demonstration purposes, details TBD.


LauncherOne
Success
1 week ago
Above the Clouds
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

Mission to a 500 km circular orbit inclined at 45 degrees carrying eight R&D satellites from US government agencies with communications and navigatio…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week ago
Transporter 3 (Dedicated SSO Rideshare)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Transporter 3 mission is a dedicated rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commerci…


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks ago
Starlink Group 4-5
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 49 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.