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VEGA: RESULTS OF THE VV15 ANALYSIS AND RETURN TO FLIGHT IN 1Q 2020

Avio S.p.A. announces that the Independent Inquiry Commission established on the 11th of July 2019 with the target of identifying the likely causes of the Vega launcher flight VV15 failure and to indicate an operating plan to resume flight activities, has published the results of...

START OF THE SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM

The Board of Directors decided to assign the mandate to start the share buyback program to an independent financial intermediary, in agreement with the decision taken by the shareholders’ meeting held on the 29 of April 2019. Read...

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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