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UCMEC tests

The Vega C development program has achieved another important milestone on the path towards the first flight in 2019. After the first successful Vibration Test performed in mid-2018 on the Vega C fourth stage, on November 15th, 2018 at ESA Test Facility in Noordwijk (The...

Ariane 5 6th mission successfully completed

Indian and South Korean satellites placed into orbit Colleferro, 5 December 2018 - Ariane 5 has successfully completed its sixth mission of 2018, placing into orbit two satellites: GSAT-11 e GEO-KOMPSAT-2A. GSAT-11 is a telecommunication satellite designed and manufactured by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). GEO-KOMPSAT-2A has been...

SPAIN TO LAUNCH SEOSAT-INGENIO ON VEGA BY 2019

EU COUNTRIES SIGN JOINT STATEMENT TO LAUNCH ON ARIANE 6 AND VEGA C Colleferro, October 26, 2018 – The Spanish Minister of Science Pedro Duque announced yesterday at the European Space Agency (ESA) Interim Ministerial Conference in Madrid that Seosat Ingenio, a Spanish Earth Observation satellite, will be launched by Vega...

NEW CONTRACT SIGNED FOR VEGA

The “National Advanced Optical System” (NAOS) satellite manufactured by OHB Italia for the Luxembourg’s Directorate of Defence  will be launched by a Vega (Vega or Vega C) launcher. The satellite will be launched in 2022 from Kourou Space Center, in French Guyana. The satellite, built by...

A new client for Vega C

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute will rely on the new generation European light launcher Vega C will orbit the Earth Observation satellite Kompsat-7 of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). The mission will take place from the European space center in Kourou, French Guyana, from December...

The ASTRI program is at the starting gate

On May 7th, at the “Sapienza” University Faculty of Engineering in Rome, the ASTRI program (Advanced Student Team Research in Space Industry) was launched. This agreement — signed by seven European universities and six of the major European space sector industries — is designed to...

Avio: contract signed with Arianespace for 10 Vega and Vega C launchers

Wednesday 27 September in Lyon, during the Italian-French summit, Avio and Arianespace signed a contract for the production and supply of 10 Vega launchers. The ceremony was attended by French President Emanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. The supply includes 6 Vega Launchers and...

New contracts for Ariane 6 launcher

“We congratulate Arianespace on this extraordinary commercial achievement” – stated Giulio Ranzo, Chief Executive Officer of Avio, following Arianespace signature of the first launch contract for the next-generation Ariane 6 rocket that will orbit four new satellites of the European satellite navigation system Galileo between...

P120C, work in progress

The first Booster Case of the new P120C Solid Rocket Motor has recently completed manufacturing and successfully passed mechanical load and pressure testing at the Avio plant in Colleferro. Over the past few weeks, this first article has travelled to the European Spaceport in Kourou...

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