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Vega’s Final Countdown

March 5, 2012

This time-lapse movie shows the final countdown, the rollback of the mobile gantry and the very first liftoff of Europe’s new, small launcher Vega on 13 February 2012 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.  credit:  ESA