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LARES-2 (Maiden flight)

Vega-C

European Space Agency

Launch Status
Success

Mission

LARES-2 (Maiden flight)

Type: Earth Science

Maiden flight of the Vega-C launch vehicle, carrying the LARES-2 passive satellite. It is a 40 cm diameter sphere with laser mirrors to study the Earth gravitational field and relativistic effects. Also onboard are six European research cubesats.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 1

Kourou, French Guiana

315 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Vega-C – Arianespace

Family: Vega
Length: 30.1 m
Diameter: 3 m
Launch Mass: 136 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1500 kg

The Vega-C was manufactured by Arianespace with the first launch on 2022-07-13. Vega-C has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches.

Agency

European Space Agency

Type: Multinational
Abbreviation: ESA
Administration: Johann-Dietrich W├Ârner
Founded: 1975

Country: AUT,BEL,CZE,DNK,FIN,FRA,DEU,GRC,IRE,ITA,LUZ,NLD,NOR,POL,PRT,ROU,ESP,SWE,CHE,GBR

The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,000 employees.

ESA’s space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space Station program); the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon; Earth observation, science and telecommunication; designing launch vehicles; and maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana.

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