|02 AUG 2017|
Vega: tenth consecutive successful mission
Kourou (French Guiana), 2 August 2017 – The European space launcher Vega has successfully concluded its tenth mission, the second of 2017, by correctly placing into orbit OPSAT-300 and Venus, two Earth observation satellites. This event consolidates Vega’s excellent reliability in the sector of space launchers; in fact, it is the first time that a new launcher has performed its first 10 debut launches without any anomalies.
Liftoff from the Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana took place on 1 August at 22:58 local time (03:58 on 2 August in Italy). This is the fourth launch in the last 10 months, a clear demonstration of the Vega launcher’s reliability and flexibility.