Mercoledì, 26 Settembre 2018

Vega satellite launcher gets green light for lift-off


Kourou, May 3 - A final round of technical tests
have been carried out successfully on Europe's new small
satellite launcher Vega, which is scheduled to lift off three
satellites in French Guiana at 23:06 local time on Friday (03:06
GMT Saturday).
The checks received the green light from a group of
technicians responsible for the launch, and the countdown is
expected to start at 12.21 GMT.
The Vega is a satellite launcher that was built in the Avio
factory in Colleferro on the outskirts of Rome.
Vega will launch three satellites, which are tasked with
collecting data on land cover and vegetation changes over the
entire globe every couple of days.
The European Space Agency (ESA) mission is Vega's second.
The first took place on February 13, 2012.

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