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 […]