Looking back at Vega’s second flight17 May 2013
Looking back at Vega’s second flight17 May 2013 Since Vega’s flawless second launch on 7 May from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, checks of the flight’s telemetry show the vehicle performed impeccably.
ESA’S Vega launcher scores new success with Proba-V07 May 2013 PR N° 12–2013 - The second flight of ESA’s newest launch vehicle has been completed from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Two Earth observation satellites, ESA’s Proba-V and Vietnam’s VNREDSat‑1A, were released into different orbits,...
Strong easterly winds postpone Vega countdown05 May 2013 The second Vega flight, due on 4 May from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, has been postponed. The countdown was proceeding normally until it was halted 30 minutes before the planned liftoff owing to unfavourable weather conditions in the upper at...
Vega poised for commercial launches26 April 2013
Vega poised for commercial launches26 April 2013 The second Vega launch marks the start of the transition to commercial exploitation, showcasing a mature launcher with increased capabilities and flexibility to meet the different demands of the launchers market.
ESA and CNES sign contract on Europe’s Spaceport 29 March 2013
ESA and CNES sign contract on Europe’s Spaceport 29 March 2013 A €438 million contract securing Europe’s access to space has been signed by Antonio Fabrizi, ESA Director of Launchers, and Bernard Chemoul, Director of both France’s CNES space agency and the Guiana Space Centre.
Ariane 5’s first liftoff of 201307 February 2013
Ariane 5’s first liftoff of 201307 February 2013 The first Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission of the year has delivered the Azerspace/Africasat-1a and Amazonas-3 telecom satellites into their planned transfer orbits.