Vega
OptSat 3000 & VENµS (VENUS)

Arianespace launch of a Vega Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Vega rocket as part of the OptSat 3000 & VENµS (VENUS) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Tue, Aug 1st, 2017, 9:58 PM 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

OptSat 3000 & VENµS (VENUS)

OptSat 3000 is an Earth imaging satellite built by Israel Aerospace Industries for the Italian military. It will be placed in a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 600km. It will have a mission life of more than six years. Launched along with it is VENµS, Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite. This is a near polar sun-synchronous orbit microsatellite jointly built by the Israeli Space Agency and CNES. Besides the scientific mission of terrestrial environment monitoring, the satellite is also tasked with verification and validation of the Hall Effect thruster in space.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace

Rocket

Vega

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