Vega – Arianespace Family: Vega meters Length: 29.9 meters Diameter: 3.025 meters Launch Mass: 137000 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1500 The Vega was manufactured by Arianespace with the first launch on 2012-02-13. Vega has 15 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 17 launches. Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family. Manufacturer 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. Arianespace is a Commercial FRA entity that was founded in 1980 and is administered by CEO: Stéphane Israël. Arianespace has 142 successful launches and 8 failed launches with a total of 150 launches.