Arianespace’s Vega Fails In Launch Of Earth Survey, Science Sats

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Vega on the launchpad at Kourou ahead of the failed mission.
Credit: ESA / CNES / Arianespace - Optique video du CSG / S. Martin
LYON, France–The Vega light launcher, operated by Arianespace, failed in its attempt to place two satellites into orbit on Nov. 16. Vega’s 17th mission, the VV17 launch took place on time at 8:52 p.m. EST from Kourou, Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana. “Eight minutes after liftoff, following the...

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