Vega | SSMS POC

Vega | SSMS POC

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Ariane Launch Area 1
Kourou, French Guiana

The Vega POC (Proof Of Concept) flight will be the first mission of the SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service), a modular carbon fiber dispenser, a program initiated by ESA in 2016, with the contribution of the European Commission. For all the European partners involved, its purpose is to address the burgeoning institutional and commercial small spacecraft market with a new rideshare concept. Payload includes dozens of satellites: Athena, ION CubeSat Carrier, ESAIL, NEMO-HD, GHGSat C1, six Flock-v cubesats, several Lemur-2 cubesats, twelve SpaceBEE nanosats, FSSCat A & B, RTAF-Sat, DIDO 3, IGOSat, PICASSO, PINO, PIXL, QARMAN, SIMBA, TRISAT, Casaa-Sat, TTÜ100, and more.

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Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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Vega


Height 29.90 Meters

Max Stages 4

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 2974 kN

Diameter 3.03 Meters

Mass To LEO 1500 kg

Liftoff Mass 137000 Tonnes


Launch Success 14

Consecutive Success 0

Maiden Flight 2012-02-13

Launch Failures 1


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