Launch of Vega Rocket on 2nd Flight with Proba-V

Arianespace launched the second flight of their new four stage launcher called Vega today, May 7th 2013 at 02:06 UTC from Kourou in French Guiana.

The second flight placed into orbit the Proba-V for the European Space Agency, Proba-V will map land cover as well as vegetation growth over the entire planet. Also onboard is an optical observation spacecraft for Vietnam called VNREDSat-1A. The third and final payload onboard is the ESTCube-1 satellite, Estonia’s first satellite.

Source: Arianespace

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