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Second VEGA - Launch Success

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Vega marks a series of “firsts” on its initial mission under Arianespace’s operational responsibility

May 7, 2013 – Vega Flight VV02

Arianespace’s light-lift Vega launcher performed an intricate mission from the Spaceport today, successfully delivering three satellite passengers at two different Sun-synchronous orbital altitudes during a flight lasting just over two hours.

It was Vega’s second mission from French Guiana, and further demonstrated the capabilities of a vehicle that completes Arianespace’s launcher family – joining its medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5.

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Vega launch sequence replay

Replay of the lift off of Vega VV02 with Proba-V and two companion satellites, 7 May 2013

Credit: ESA

Source: ESA - Space in Videos

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