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Vega VV15

Approximately two minutes after the Vega launcher’s liftoff, shortly after ignition of the second stage (Zefiro 23), a launcher anomaly occurred – leading to the premature end of the mission. Data analyses are in progress to clarify the reasons for this failure.  An independent inquiry commission...

The “firing test” of the Zefiro 40 engine

The "firing test" of the Zefiro 40 engine was successfully carried out yesterday in Sardinia, which will provide the necessary boost to the second stage of the Vega C, the new European launcher for small satellites whose maiden flight is expected at the beginning of...

The new SSMS dispenser

What is SSMS SSMS is the getaway to space for worldwide customers: a combination of commercial, educational and institutional small satellites. Developed with ESA (European Space Agency) funds, SSMS is based on a modular dispenser designed for both the Avio’s Vega launchers and its better performing Vega...

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Avio at the DGI 2019

On the 28th and 29th of January Avio attended DGI (Defence Geospatial Intelligence) 2019, the most important forum focused on Geospatial Intelligence and National Security globally. During the event, which took place in London, Avio’s team met the leading international players in the Earth Observation...

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...

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