Vega flight VV20

Summary

Vega flight VV20
VV20
CNES CSG sticker artwork
Vega launch
Launch16 November 2021,
09:27:55 UTC[1]
OperatorArianespace
PadELV
Payload
OutcomeSuccess
Vega launches
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Vega flight VV20 was the 20th launch of the Vega launch vehicle and the launch of the CERES satellites constellation.[1]

Payload

The payload was composed of the three CERES signals intelligence (ELINT) satellites.[1]

Orbit

The targeted injection orbit had a semi-major axis of 7,048 km (4,379 mi) and an inclination of 75.00°.[1]

Timeline

The flight was launched from the ELV launch pad in Kourou, Centre Spatial Guyanais on 16 November 2021 at 09:27:55 UTC.[1][2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Arianespace will launch three CERES Earth observation satellites for French defense and security applications on board Vega". Arianespace. 9 November 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  2. ^ Machi, Vivienne (16 November 2021). "France launches three CERES satellites aboard Arianespace Vega rocket". Defense News. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  3. ^ Weitering, Hanneke (16 November 2021). "Arianespace Vega rocket launches 3 satellites into orbit for French military". Space.com. Retrieved 6 December 2021.

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