Vega | ADM-Aeolus

Arianespace launch of a Vega Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Vega rocket as part of the ADM-Aeolus mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Wed, Aug 22nd, 2018, 5:20 PM EDT from Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Vega and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

ADM-Aeolus

ADM-Aeolus is an Earth observation satellite build by Airbus Defense and Space for ESA. Its goal is to directly observe wind profiles from space on a global scale and provide data that could improve weather forecasting and advance understanding of atmospherics dynamics and climate. The Aeolus satellite weighs around 1366 kg and will fly in low sun-synchronous orbit at about 400 km altitude. There it will be monitoring weather around the world for 3 years.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace

Rocket

Vega

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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