Relive Vega's first launch on 13 February16 November 2011
A look back at Vega's first liftoff07 March 2012
A look back at Vega's first liftoff07 March 2012 Watch this special ESA Web-TV edition on the new, small Vega rocket. Discover more about the latest member in Europe's family of launchers as we revisit its maiden flight last month and get up close and personal with Stefano Bianchi, ESA's Vega progra...
Special memorial to honour Italian space pioneer27 February 2012
Special memorial to honour Italian space pioneer27 February 2012 Prof. Carlo Buongiorno, co-founder of the Italian space agency ASI, played a fundamental role in the Italian space plan and marked the history of space in Europe. To honour the legacy he has left behind, such as the recent Vega maiden flight, an inter...
ESA’s new Vega launcher scores success on maiden flight13 February 2012
ESA’s new Vega launcher scores success on maiden flight13 February 2012 PR 3 2012 - Vega, ESA’s new launch vehicle, is ready to operate alongside the Ariane 5 and Soyuz launchers after a successful qualification flight this morning from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Final ‘go’ for Vega launch12 February 2012
Final ‘go’ for Vega launch12 February 2012 Vega is all set for launch on Monday. The new launcher passed its final hurdle on Saturday at Europe’s Spaceport, the Launch Readiness Review, and is ready for liftoff.
Vega set for its inaugural flight03 February 2012
Vega set for its inaugural flight03 February 2012 PR 2 2012 - On 13 February, the European Space Agency will perform the first qualification flight of its brand new Vega launch vehicle.