After six months of failure, the European Vega missile was launched again Science

The European Space Company “Vega” announced the launch of the European launch vehicle “Vega”, on Wednesday night, Thursday, from the space base in Kourou in French Guiana.




This is the eighteenth launch of the Vega missile. This time, the missile will transport, among other things, the advanced Earth observation satellite Pleiades Neo 3, a high-resolution satellite that is part of the Airbus project.

Six months ago, on November 17th last year, Vega’s journey failed. Shortly after its launch, the missile, with the Spanish satellite SEOSAT-Ingenio and the French satellite Taranis on board, fell into the sea. The problem was a manufacturing defect in which the cables were incorrectly laid.

With a height of 30 meters, Vega is the smallest launch vehicle in Arianespace’s arsenal. The missile, which is used to transport small scientific satellites and Earth observation satellites, has been in service since 2012 and is mainly manufactured by the Italian company Avio.

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