Rocket launched from French Guiana to explore Earth

The Vega launch vehicle with 53 micro and nanosatellites launched from the Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana on Thursday night, September 3. This was announced by the operator Arianespace.

This is the first Vega flight this year and the sixth launch for Arianespace. In the first hours of the program’s implementation, the rocket successfully put into orbit part of the 53 satellites on board, belonging to 21 customers from 13 countries.

Spacecraft weighing up to 150 kg will perform a variety of tasks, including observing the Earth, providing telecommunications, scientific measurements, testing technologies, and implementing educational projects.

Initially, the start of Vega was scheduled for June 18, but due to unfavorable weather conditions, it was postponed many times.