Vega Launcher To Place 53 Satellites Into Orbit

Vega SSMS mounted on Vega's payload adapter.
Credit: ESA – Cnes – Arianespace – Optique Video du CSG - JM Guillon
LYON, France—Arianespace is to operate its first rideshare mission for nano and microsatellites thanks to a Vega launch from Kourou, French Guiana, at 9:51 p.m. EDT on Sept. 1. Vega will lift off from Europe’s spaceport carrying 53 satellites on its new dispenser, the Small Spacecraft Mission...

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