Vega C Launch Failure Sets Inquiry Panel from ESA, Arianespace in Motion Written 22 December 2022


First launch of the ESA's new Vega-C launch vehicle, July 13, 2022. | Credit: SciNews YouTube; framegrab

Aviation Week reports Avio’s Vega C launch vehicle “failed to place Pléiades Neo 5 & 6 satellites into orbit on Dec. 20.” The rocket took off “as scheduled at 10:47 p.m. local time at Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, and the first stage successfully separated.”
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