Vega | Falcon Eye 1

Arianespace launch of a Vega Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Vega rocket as part of the Falcon Eye 1 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Wed, Jul 10th, 2019, 9:53 PM EDT from Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Vega and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Falcon Eye 1

Falcon Eye 1 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye 1 is the first of two surveillance satellites ordered by the UAE’s military.

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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