April 30, 2014

Vega VV03: Commercial Liftoff For Europe’s Smallest Launcher

The third launch by Europe’s new small launcher, Vega, delivered Kazakhstan’s first satellite for high-resolution Earth observation into its planned orbit.

Liftoff of flight VV03 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana came at 01:35 GMT on 30 April 2014 (03:35 CEST; 22:35 local time on 29 April).

Credit: ESA

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