Vega-C | LARES-2 (Maiden flight)

Vega-C | LARES-2 (Maiden flight)

Ariane Launch Area 1
Kourou, French Guiana

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European Space Agency

The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,000 employees. ESA's space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space Station program); the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon; Earth observation, science and telecommunication; designing launch vehicles; and maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana.

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LARES-2 (Maiden flight)

Maiden flight of the Vega-C launch vehicle, carrying the LARES-2 passive satellite. It is a 40 cm diameter sphere with laser mirrors to study the Earth gravitational field and relativistic effects. Also onboard are six European research cubesats.

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Vega-C


Height 30.10 Meters

Max Stages 4

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 2974 kN

Diameter 3.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 1500 kg

Liftoff Mass 136 Tonnes


Launch Success 1

Consecutive Success 1

Maiden Flight 2022-07-13

Launch Failures 0


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spacevogel

2022-07-13T15:30:26+0000

Launch announced a success on the webcast

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spacevogel

2022-07-13T13:13:42+0000

Liftoff

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spacevogel

2022-07-13T12:58:08+0000

New T-0

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spacevogel

2022-07-13T11:40:15+0000

New T-0

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Jay

2022-07-04T18:06:53+0000

Setting GO and adjusting NET

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Jay

2022-07-04T17:56:42+0000

NET July 13, pending suitable conditions for launch

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SwGustav

2022-06-21T16:55:28+0000

Setting GO

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Nosu

2022-06-07T16:09:58+0000

Targeting July 7 at 11:13 UTC

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Cosmic_Penguin

2022-06-07T14:30:24+0000

NET July 7

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Nosu

2022-06-01T15:35:00+0000

Targeting the first week of July

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Cosmic_Penguin

2022-05-19T17:03:39+0000

NET July 2022

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Nosu

2022-01-28T20:06:18+0000

NET May

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Nosu

2021-11-17T17:03:07+0000

NET April 2022

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