The Vega rocket with two scientific satellites for remote sensing of the Earth deviated from the trajectory and did not complete the mission.
The Vega VV17 booster launched from the Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana today, November 17, but veered off course after the first engine ignition. The crash occurred eight minutes after takeoff.
Because of this, the mission was terminated, according to a press release. Details of the incident were not specified.
Now experts are collecting telemetric data in order to understand the cause of the current situation.
The rocket was supposed to launch two satellites into orbit: the SEOSAT-Ingenio apparatus, commissioned by the European Space Agency, and the TARANIS apparatus, commissioned by the French National Center for Space Research.