langue fr ARIANESPACE - 25/07/2022

Flight VV21 | Vega C Best of Liftoff

On Wednesday, July 13 at 10:13 am local time in Kourou, French Guiana, the first Vega C, the new European launcher designed and manufactured by AVIO, was successfully launched under the supervision of ESA from the Europes Spaceport.

Vega C is an upgrade to the Vega launcher and can better answer institutional and commercial customers needs. Thanks to its increased capabilities, Vega C will serve the burgeoning Earth observation market as well as long-term institutional and commercial needs.

Following the success of its inaugural flight, Vega C will now begin its operational phase, under the responsibility of Arianespace, with a target of at least four launches per year and a fast-growing backlog!

The first commercial launch of Vega C is scheduled in November 2022.