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Proba-V, VNREDSat 1A, ESTCube-1

Vega

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Proba-V and VNREDSat 1A

Type: Earth Science

Proba-V maps land cover and monitors vegetation growth across the globe. Launched along with Proba-V are the first Earth observation satellite for Vietnam, VNREDSat 1A, and the first Estonian satellite ESTCube-1. ESTCube-1 is also the first satellite in the world to attempt the use of an electric solar wind sail.

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 – Arianespace

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 Arianespace 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 5 | 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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