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CERES

Vega

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

CERES

Type: Government/Top Secret
Launch Cost: $37,000,000

CERES (CapacitÉ de Renseignement Électromagnétique Spatiale) is a space-based signal intelligence (SIGNIT) system consisting of three satellites constellation.

Mission patch for CERES

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 – Avio S.p.A

Family: Vega
Length: 29.9 m
Diameter: 3.025 m
Launch Mass: 137 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1500 kg

The Vega was manufactured by Avio S.p.A with the first launch on 2012-02-13. Vega has 18 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 20 launches. Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

Agency

Arianespace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ASA
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Founded: 1980
Launchers: Ariane | Vega

Country: FRA

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

The Vega rocket maybe small but gets the job done .Keep on keeping on ASA.

Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
1 year ago

Nominal launch folks and good graphics 3 top secret satellites are now in orbit .
Well done to all involved great to watch a successful launch .