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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

151 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Vega

Length: 29.9 meters
Diameter: 3.025 meters
First Launch: February 13, 2012

Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.

The Vega rocket has been launched a total of 17 times with 15 successful and 2 failed launches.

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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