At Europe’ spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, the last preparations are under way for the second launch of Vega planned on 2 May at 23h06 Kourou time (3 May / 02h06 GMT).
This time the ESA’s light-weight launcher will carry multiple payloads.
Vega is now in a transition phase towards its introduction on the launcher’s market.
A phase called VERTA for Research, Technology & Accompaniment (VERTA), a programme to demonstrate the flexibility and reliability of the launcher and to support the initial operations of the Vega launch system.
This video shows VEGA launch campaign in Kourou and comprises interviews in English, Italian and French with :
- Antonio Fabrizi, Director of Launchers, ESA
- Renato Lafranconi, VEGA Exploitation Manager, ESA
- Davide Nicoloni, Vega Operational Launch System Project Manager, ESA