Vega Launches 53 Satellites In Rideshare Mission

With a new dispenser, the light Vega launcher offers rideshares for small satellites.
Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique video du CSG – J.M. Guillon
Arianespace’s Vega rocket returned to flight Sept. 3 from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, with a rideshare mission carrying 53 satellites. Arianespace has long focused on large satellites. Now, in a bid to exploit growing demand for small satellites, it is to supplement Vega’s Small...

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