Posts Tagged ‘Vega’

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Arianespace Vega rocket launches Mohammed VI-A


Europe’s Vega rocket has conducted its eleventh launch Tuesday, deploying Morocco’s Mohammed VI – A satellite following a late-night liftoff from the Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French…

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Vega successfully launches VENµS and OPTSAT 3000


Arianespace’s small launcher, the Vega rocket, successfully conducted the launch of the VENµS and OPTSAT 3000 satellites on Tuesday evening in what was the seventh Earth observation mission…

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Sentinel-2B rides Vega to join Copernicus fleet


Arianespace’s small launcher, the Vega rocket, has lofted the Sentinel-2B Earth observation satellite on Monday night (local time). Sentinel-2B becomes the fifth satellite launched for Copernicus following its…

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Vega successfully launches Earth Observation spacecraft for Turkey


Arianespace’s Vega rocket successfully launched Turkey’s first governmental satellite for Earth observation. The launch of the Göktürk-1A satellite occurred on schedule with a T-0 of 13:51 GMT on Monday,…

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Busy December to mark end of year global launch salvo


Up to 15 orbital launches are set to take place during a very busy December, not counting the opening mission of the month that resulted in the loss…

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Vega launches with Peru Sat-1 & SkySat 4, 5, 6, 7 payload


Arianespace were in action on Thursday, with the launch of a Vega rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying the Peru Sat-1 and SkySats…

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Vega successfully lofts LISA Pathfinder


The European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission launched atop a Vega rocket Thursday morning, beginning a year-long mission to demonstrate technologies that could be used for future missions…

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Ariane 6 and upgraded Vega head into development phase


Arianespace’s future launchers, the Ariane 6 and Vega C, have moved into the next phase of their development, following the signing of contracts – between the European Space…

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Vega successfully launches Sentinel-2A mission


Arianespace’s Vega rocket successfully completed her fifth launch, this time lofting the Sentinel-2A satellite – the latest spacecraft in Europe’s series of Earth observation satellites for the Copernicus…

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IXV’s Pride: Europe’s spaceplane homecoming prelude to future goals


ESA’s Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV) is now enjoying the final leg of her mission, onboard the Nos Aries recovery ship. The vehicle – part of ESA’s future spaceplane aspirations…

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Vega rocket launches IXV spaceplane – Mission Complete


The European Space Agency is flying a reentry demonstration mission Wednesday with its Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV). Boosted by Europe’s lightweight Vega rocket, the IXV flew a suborbital…

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Europe’s spaceplane on a trajectory for February launch


ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane is finally into its final processing flow towards launch, following the loading of propellants and work to encapsulate the vehicle inside its payload…

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ESA’s experimental space plane gearing up for November debut


The European Space Agency (ESA) Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is enjoying a stay in Holland ahead of being shipped to Kourou, French Guiana to meet up with her Vega launch…

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Arianespace’s Vega successfully lofts DZZ-HR satellite


Arianespace launched the third Vega mission at the second attempt, completing a mission tasked with lofting Kazakhstan’s DZZ-HR Earth observation satellite, also known by the name KazEOSat-1, into a Sun-synchronous…

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ESA and CNES fire up POD-X to investigate solid motor oscillations


ESA’s Future Launchers Preparatory Program and France’s CNES space agency have test fired the Pressure Oscillation Demonstrator eXperimental (POD-X) motor at the French military procurement agency test site. The test…

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Arianespace’s Vega launches with Proba-V


Arianespace launched their Vega rocket on Monday, following last week’s scrub due to range weather. Vega’s second flight is carrying the primary payload, Proba-V, with the VNREDSat-1A and ESTCube-1 satellites…

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Europe’s new launch vehicle Vega enjoys successfull debut trip into space


Europe has given birth to a new launch vehicle early on Monday, as Arianespace successfuly conducted the debut launch of their Vega rocket. The qualification flight lifted off…

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ESA and Arianespace closing in on Vega’s debut launch


A new launch vehicle will be born in the coming weeks, as the small orbital launch vehicle “Vega” prepares for its long awaiting launch from the Guiana Space…