Vega Rocket Launches Three Satellites into Different Orbits

Arianespace’s Vega VV-02 mission launches into steady rain at 11:06 p.m. Kourou time, Monday (2:06 a.m. UTC Tuesday). Photo Credit: Arianespace

Following Friday’s scrubbed launch attempt, due to high winds at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, Arianespace has successfully launched its second Vega lightweight booster to deploy three satellites into […]

Vega’s Ambitious Second Launch Scrubbed by High Winds

Arianespace’s Vega VV-02 stands ready at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, primed for liftoff. Friday night’s opening attempt was scrubbed due to high winds. Photo Credit: ESA/Arianespace

High winds put paid to an attempt last night to launch Arianespace’s second Vega lightweight booster from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, […]

Arianespace Readies Vega Rocket for Second Launch

Arianespace’s Vega VV-02 stands ready at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, primed for Friday night’s scheduled liftoff. Photo Credit: ESA/Arianespace

The European Arianespace organization is ready to launch its second Vega lightweight rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, late Friday evening. The 98-foot-tall, four-stage vehicle will carry three payloads—including Estonia’s […]