Vega flight VV03

Summary

Vega flight VV03
The Vega launch vehicle and KazEOSat-1 satellite, depicted in front of the Earth and the flag of Kazakhstan
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Launch30 April 2014 (2014-04-30), 01:35:15 UTC
OperatorArianespace
PadKourou ELV
PayloadKazEOSat-1
OutcomeSuccess
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Vega flight VV03 is the third flight of the Vega launcher. It occurred from the Guiana Space Centre on 30 April 2014 at 01:35:15 UTC.[1][2]

Payload

The flight was a single-payload mission that deployed the KazEOSat-1 Earth observation satellite into orbit, with a total payload mass of about 918 kilograms (2,024 lb), including the satellite and its adapter.[3][4]

KazEOSat-1

KazEOSat-1 (also designated DZZ-HR), had a lift-off mass of approximately 830 kilograms (1,830 lb), and was the only satellite on board the flight.[4][3]

Mission description

Launch date

The launch was initially foreseen the day before (29 April 2014, also at 01:35:15 UTC), but was postponed due to an improper behaviour of the payload venting umbilical. The 3rd successful Vega flight finally took place on 30 April 2014 at 01:35:15 UTC (29 April 2014 at 10:35:15 local time) from the ELV launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana. It was the 4th Arianespace launch of 2014.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Orbit

The mission was planned to last 55 minutes and 27 seconds from lift-off until separation, placing its payload into a quasi-circular sun-synchronous target orbit with an altitude of about 750 kilometres (470 mi), at an inclination of 98.54°.[4][3]

References

  1. ^ "Vega Flight VV03 - Arianespace". arianespace.com. Arianespace. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ "KazEOSat-1 - Satellite Missions - eoPortal Directory". directory.eoportal.org. ESA. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Vega: troisième lancement au CSG" [Vega: third launch at the CSG] (PDF) (Launch kit) (in French). Arianespace. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Third Vega Launch from the Guiana Space Center" (PDF) (Launch kit). Arianespace. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Arianespace Lancement VV03 – KasEOSat-1: Report de la mission" [Arianespace Launch VV03 - KasEOSat-1: Mission delayed] (PDF) (Press release) (in French). Arianespace. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Arianespace Vol Vega VV03 – KasEOSat-1: Lancement le mardi 29 avril 2014" [Arianespace Vega Flight VV03 - KasEOSat-1: Launch on Tuesday 29 April 2014] (PDF) (Press release) (in French). Arianespace. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Arianespace Lancement VV03 - Succès de la mission - Le satellite KazEOSat-1 (DZZ-HR) est en orbite" [Arianespace Launch VV03 - Mission success - The KazEOSat-1 (DZZ-HR) satellite is in orbit] (PDF) (Press release) (in French). Arianespace. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Supporting Arianespace's fast-paced 2014 launch schedule: Components are delivered for Ariane 5 and Vega missions" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Another Vega launcher for Arianespace takes shape at the Spaceport" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  10. ^ "The no. 3 Vega for launch receives its solid propellant second stage" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  11. ^ "The DZZ-HR satellite is welcomed in French Guiana for its Vega launch" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  12. ^ "The DZZ-HR satellite is fueled for Arianespace's upcoming Vega launch" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Arianespace's Vega launcher receives its "upper composite" for this month's mission" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Vega is readied for its third Arianespace mission, carrying a pioneering Earth observation spacecraft" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  15. ^ "It's a "go" for Arianespace's Vega launch with Kazakhstan's first Earth observation satellite" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 25 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Vega Flight VV03: Postponed due to non-compliant behavior of the launcher's payload ventilation umbilical" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Arianespace readies Vega Flight VV03 for liftoff tonight with KasEOSat-1" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Another light-lift success! The latest Vega launch delivers Kazakhstan's first Earth observation satellite to orbit" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Third Vega launch by Arianespace a success: KazEOSat-1 (DZZ-HR) satellite in orbit" (web) (Press release). Arianespace. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2018.