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  1. Vega launches successfully on sixth flight from Guiana Space Centre

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    December 3, 2015

    Thursday 3 December, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) on its sixth successful mission since its maiden flight in 2012, orbiting LISA Pathfinder, a demonstrator for ESA’s future mission to observe gravitational waves from space.

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  2. [CHRONIQUE SPATIALE]: Que sont-ils devenus?

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    August 30, 2021

    Bepi Colombo, Pléiades Neo, MEV-2... Que sont-ils devenus ? A travers cette nouvelle chronique, découvrez les dernières actualités des satellites lancés depuis le CSG à bord de vol Ariane, Vega ou Soyouz.

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  3. Vega completes 14th successful launch Orbits Italy’s PRISMA satellite

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    March 22, 2019

    On the night of 21-22 March, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting the PRISMA satellite (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) built by prime contractor OHB Italia for the Italian space agency ASI. The launch was the third this year from the CSG and the first for Vega, marking the vehicle’s 14th straight success since its maiden flight in 2012.

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  8. First Vega C launch contract will carry satellite constellation

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    June 22, 2017

    On 20th June at the international Paris air show, Airbus Defence & Space and Arianespace announced the signing of a launch contract for next-generation very-high-resolution optical observation satellites.

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  14. Assembly and launch facilities

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    April 17, 2019

    Vega is operated from CNES’s Guiana Space Centre (CSG) near Kourou, French Guiana. The launcher stages and elements are handled separately after being shipped in containers, generally by two ships, the MN Toucan and MN Colibri, from the ports of Livorno and Rotterdam. The upper stages and adapters may also be shipped by freighter aircraft to Félix Eboué airport, from where they are trucked to the spaceport 75 km away in an oversize convoy. The Vega assembly and launch facilities are detailed below.

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  15. 14th Vega mission from Guiana Space Centre set to launch Italian PRISMA satellite

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    March 20, 2019

    Friday 22 March, Vega will lift off from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) carrying the PRISMA satellite (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) built by prime contractor OHB Italia for the Italian space agency ASI. The launch will be the third this year from the CSG and the first for Vega, which will be making its 14th flight since entering service at the CSG in 2012

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  17. [Replay] Successful launch for Vega VV10, Venus in orbit

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    August 2, 2017

    The 10th Vega launcher orbited 2 satellites from the Guiana Space Centre on the night of 1/2 August: OptSat 3000 and Venµs. Watch the replay on our website.

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  18. Vega launches successfully on eighth flight from Guiana Space Centre

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    December 5, 2016

    Monday 5 December, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), orbiting the GÖKTÜRK-1 satellite under a turnkey contract for Telespazio on behalf of the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries of Turkey (SSM). This was Vega’s eighth successful mission since its maiden flight in 2012.

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  19. Vega launches successfully on seventh flight from Guiana Space Centre

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    September 16, 2016

    Friday 16 September, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) on its seventh successful mission since its maiden flight in 2012, orbiting PerúSAT-1, Peru’s first Earth-observation satellite, and SkySats-4, 5, 6 and 7, four Earth-observation microsatellites.

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  20. Vega launches successfully on fifth flight from Guiana Space Centre

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    June 23, 2015

    Monday 22 June, Vega accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) on its fifth successful mission since its maiden flight in 2012, carrying Sentinel-2A, the second satellite of the ambitious Copernicus Earth-observation programme into orbit.

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