Vega | Biomass

Arianespace launch of a Vega Rocket

Launch Status
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Arianespace is scheduled to launch a Vega rocket as part of the Biomass mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on Fri, Sep 30th, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT from Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!



Biomass is an Earth observation satellite launched as a part of ESA Earth Explorer program. It will be using a P-band synthetic aperture radar to collect data on the height of forests, allowing scientists to determine the amount of biomass and carbon stored there.


Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana



Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.


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.