French Signals-Intelligence Satellites Reach Orbit

Arianespace Vega launch
Vega launch.
Credit: Arianespace
An Arianespace Vega rocket lifted off from French Guiana on Nov. 16, delivering France’s first signals-intelligence satellite system into orbit. The four-stage Vega booster lifted from the European Space Agency’s Guiana Space Center at 6:27 a.m. local time (4:27 a.m. EST), marking the small...

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