A further evolution of the Vega light launcher, beyond the already defined Vega C, is signaling another narrowing of the segment reserved for the Soyuz medium launcher in Arianespace’s offerings, as Ariane 6’s two-booster version (Ariane 62) is already slated to cover some of Soyuz’s upper-end missions. Vega’s enhanced capability aligns with the European desire for entirely independent access to space. Vega C Plus, unveiled earlier this month when the European Space ...


"Avio, ESA Plan For More Capable Vega C ‘Plus’" is part of the new Aviation Week & Space Technology subscription, now available online and in our newly launched mobile app.


Current Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine subscribers: online and mobile access are now included at no added charge to you. To read this full article, use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).



Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.



Not currently a subscriber? Subscribe NOW to our introductory launch special (up to 40% off regular rates), available exclusively at Aviationweek.com. Simply click below to choose your preferred option to receive immediate online and mobile access.


Already registered? here.