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Vega Rocket Lifts Off in First Mission Since November

Apr 30, 2021, 10:05 AM by Lawrence Garrett
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Sentinel-2 and Vega rocket on the launch pad | ESA; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

Spaceflight Now reports that the first launch of Arianespace’s Vega Rocket “since an in-flight failure nearly one year ago has been postponed to no earlier than Monday night due to unfavorable upper level winds over the Vega launch base in Kourou, French Guiana.” The rocket will carry 53 small satellites for “21 customers in 13 countries, including European Space Agency member states,” the US, Canada, Argentina, Thailand, and Israel. Whatever the date of the launch, the liftoff will be scheduled for 9:51:10 p.m. EDT.
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