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Vega VNR : to launch 3 satellites
- Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 06:30 - 06:50 GMT | 08:30 - 08:50 CEST
- Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 15:00 - 15:20 GMT | 17:00 - 17:20 CEST (REPLAY)
- ESA TV Exchange - 16:9
At Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, the second Vega flight is on its way for a lift-off planned on 3 May at 23h06 Kourou time (4 May / 02h06 GMT).
Vega, ESA’s light-weight launcher, will carry 3 payloads, including the PROBA V satellite that will monitor vegetation cover on Earth.
This Video News Release recalls the challenges and interests of this new mission for Vega.
It comprises interviews in English, Italian and German with Vega and PROBA V ESA Managers:
- Antonio Fabrizi, Director of Launchers, ESA
- Davide Nicolini, Vega Operational Launch System Manager, ESA
- Bianca Hoersch, PROBA V Mission Manager, ESA
- Satellite Parameters
Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.