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THEOS-2

Vega

Arianespace

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Mission

THEOS-2

Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $37,000,000

Thai Earth observation satellite built by Airbus Defense and Space. Based on the Astrobus-S platform, it is designed for optical measurements with a ground resolution of approximately 1 meter.

Location

Ariane Launch Area 1

Kourou, French Guiana

317 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 – ASA

  • 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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