The failure of the 15th mission of the Vega light launcher (VV15) is unlikely to have far-reaching consequences for launch service provider Arianespace or manufacturer Avio. But the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which had a satellite onboard, is seeing its plans for military Earth observation disrupted. The reversal comes at a time of intense international cooperation for the country’s fledgling space industry. For Arianespace, the setback is the second in 1.5 years. In January 2018, an ...

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