Vega was selected to put into orbit SEOSat/Ingenio, a high-resolution optical imaging mission of Spain
Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA/Earth Observation Programs directorate) announced the signature of a launch services contract with a Vega launcher for SEOSat (Spanish Earth Observation SATellite) for Spain’s Center for Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI – Centro para el Desarrollo Technologico Industrial).
SEOSat/Ingenio is a high-resolution optical imaging mission of Spain – the flagship mission of the Spanish Space Strategic Plan.
It will be launched along with the French CNES space agency’s TARANIS satellite aboard a Vega launch vehicle in the first semester of 2020 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America).
The satellite will have a mass at liftoff of approximately 840 kg.and will be placed in Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 670 km.