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The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, visits Avio

Colleferro, 11 March 2017 – The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, paid a visit today to the Avio production plant in Colleferro (Rome) welcomed by Avio CEO Giulio Ranzo. The meeting was also attended by Luce Fabreguettes, Senior Vice President – Missions at Arianespace, Josef...

A successful ninth mission for Vega

A successful ninth mission for Vega Colleferro, 7 March – The Vega launcher has successfully completed its first mission in 2017 (and ninth overall), by flawlessly delivering the Sentinel 2B Earth observation satellite into orbit. The mission lifted off from the space centre in Kourou, French Guiana,...

Avio: Successful flight for Ariane 5 VA235

Colleferro, 15 February 2017 – The Ariane 5 launcher has made its first flight in 2017 and successfully delivered into orbit two telecommunications satellites: SKY Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S. The mission lifted off from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, at 6:39 pm local...

Avio: Successful flight for the Ariane 5 VA231

The Ariane 5 European launcher has achieved its fifth success of 2016 by successfully putting two telecommunications satellites into orbit: Sky Muster II and GSAT-18. The mission lifted off on 5 October from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, at 17:30 local time, 22:30...

Avio: Vega, seventh success in a row!

Seven consecutive perfect flights, 100% reliability. With these results, the Vega European launcher confirms to be the most reliable vector of the new generation on the international markets. And it wins the confidence of special customers such as Terra Bella (Google) for its SkySat satellites...

Avio: Vega on the launch pad

Vega, the European launcher built by Avio, is on the launch pad at the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, set to place into orbit satellites of major importance for everyday life. The seventh (VV07) flight also signals the start of the commercial phase, for...

Avio once again confirms reliability

Firing test of the Solid Rocket Motor (MPS) of the Ariane 5 booster in Kourou, French Guiana, concluded successfully. This was the sixth firing test of ARTA (Accompagnement et Recherche Technologique Ariane), an ESA programme that has the objective of maintaining the qualification status of...

Avio: a new contract for Vega

Vega, the European launcher built by Avio, was chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the launch of its ADM-Aeolus satellite scheduled for late 2017. The mission will play a key role in the Earth exploration program as ADM-Aeolus will enable three-dimensional observation of...

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