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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 2021.

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
Vega

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  • Applications

    Aeolus lifts off

    22/08/2018 829 views 3 likes
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    IXV during fairing encapsulation

    29/01/2015 3239 views 16 likes
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    IXV during fairing encapsulation
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    Hot firing of P120C solid rocket motor for Vega-C

    29/01/2019 2631 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 564 views 4 likes
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    Zefiro-40 DM on test bench

    21/06/2018 809 views 5 likes
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    Zefiro-40 DM on test bench
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    Mobile gantry for Vega-C

    05/07/2018 546 views 2 likes
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    Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana

    17/02/2020 8658 views 108 likes
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    ESA Space Transportation

    10/02/2021 369 views 9 likes
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    ESA safeguards Europe’s independent access to space