langue fr ARIANESPACE - 16/09/2020

Arianespace Flight VV16 / Behind the Scenes

On Tuesday, September 2 at 10:51 p.m. local time in Kourou, French Guiana (UTC-3), Arianespaces light-lift Vega launcher performed its 15th successful mission, marking its return to flight.

Arianespace has realised the first European rideshare mission for small satellites, with 53 satellites onboard the Vega launcher for 21 customers.

With this new SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) shared launch concept, Arianespace demonstrates its ability to respond in an innovative and competitive manner to institutional and commercial requirements of the growing market for small satellites.