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European Vega Launches Kazakh Satellite

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Another light-lift success! The latest Vega launch delivers Kazakhstan’s first Earth observation satellite to orbit

April 29, 2014 – Vega Flight VV03

Arianespace is on track for a record launch performance in 2014 following tonight’s Vega mission from the Spaceport in French Guiana, which successfully orbited a pioneering Earth observation satellite for the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Lifting off from the SLV launch site at 10:35:15 p.m. local time – which was the planned precise moment of launch – Vega was put through its paces to loft DZZ-HR, renamed “KazEOSat-1” after reaching Sun-synchronous orbit, during a flight lasting 55 minutes.

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Vega flight VV03 liftoff replay

The third launch by Europe’s new small launcher, Vega, delivered Kazakhstan’s first satellite for high-resolution Earth observation into its planned orbit.

Liftoff of flight VV03 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana came at 01:35 GMT on 30 April 2014 (03:35 CEST; 22:35 local time on 29 April).

Credit: ESA

Source: ESA - Space in Videos

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