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The first Vega rocket developed by ESA has been operating since 2012 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. This small rocket efficiently launches light payloads to low Earth orbits. An evolution of Vega, Vega-C, is being developed and is expected to launch in 2022.

Notable ESA launches

  • 2012 – Maiden flight
  • 2015 – Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle precursor to Space Rider for return missions
  • 2018 – Aeolus mapping Earth's global wind fields
  • 2020 – First rideshare service using the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) multiple payload adapter
Vega

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    ESA Space Transportation

    10/02/2021 684 views 26 likes
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    ESA safeguards Europe’s independent access to space
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    Industry cooperation to build Vega-C

    21/10/2020 920 views 12 likes
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    Industry cooperation to build Vega-C
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    Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana

    17/02/2020 9553 views 112 likes
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    Hot firing of P120C solid rocket motor for Vega-C

    29/01/2019 2733 views 27 likes
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    Hot firing of P120C solid rocket motor for Vega-C
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    Vega-C AVUM+ shaker testing

    20/11/2018 672 views 4 likes
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    Mobile gantry for Vega-C

    05/07/2018 645 views 2 likes
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    Zefiro-40 DM on test bench

    21/06/2018 1014 views 6 likes
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    Zefiro-40 DM on test bench