Proba-V, VNREDSat 1A, ESTCube-1
Proba-V and VNREDSat 1A
- Type: Earth Science
- Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
- Launch Cost: $37,000,000
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.
Ariane Launch Area 1
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana
Ariane Launch Area 1 has witnessed the launch of 49 rockets, including 49 orbital launch attempts, while Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, has been the site for 320 rocket launches.
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.