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Vega is a space program for missions in LEO (Low Earth Orbit) sponsored by ESA. Through the subsidiary ELV, Avio is the prime contractor for the production of the light launcher Vega and the subcontractor for the manufacturing of the solid propulsion motor P80, Zefiro 23 and Zefiro 9 and for Avum propulsion module. Avio Group is also prime contractor for the new generation launchers: Vega Consolidation (Vega C) and Vega Evolution (Vega E), whose maiden flights will be respectively in 2019 and 2024. Avio Group, through the subsidiary ELV, is responsible for the development and manufacturing of the entire Space Launchers. Avio is also responsible of the development of the Solid Rocket Motor Zefiro 40 for Vega C and Vega E and of the cryogenic liquid oxygen engine MIRA for the upper stage of Vega E. Furthermore, Avio will manufacture the Solid Rocket Motor P120 C for Vega C and Vega E, the Zefiro 9 motor and the Avum module for Vega C.


Serial-no. Date and Time Payload Payload Type Orbit Outcome
VV09 2017-03-07 01:49
  • Sentinel 2B
Earth observation satellite SSO Success
VV08 2016-12-05 13:51:44
  • Göktürk-1A
Earth observation satellite SSO Success
VV07 2016-09-16 01:43:35
  • PeruSat-1 (es)
  • 4 Terra Bella satellites
Reconaiisance satellite / Earth observation satellite SSO Success
VV06 2015-12-03 04:04:00
  • LISA Pathfinder
tech demo Halo orbit - Earth-Sun L1 Success
VV05 2015-06-23 01:51:58
  • Sentinel-2A
Earth observation satellite SSO Success
VV04 2015-02-11 13:40:00
  • IXV
Reentry (tech demo) Suborbital Success
VV03 2014-04-30 01:35:15
  • KazEOSat-1
Earth observation satellite SSO Success
VV02 2013-05-07 02:06:31
  • Proba-V
  • VNREDSat 1A
  • ESTCube-1
Earth observation satellite SSO Success
VV01 2012-02-13 10:00:00
  • ALMASat 1
  • e-st@ar
  • Goliat
  • PW-Sat
  • UniCubeSat-GG
  • XaTcobeo
Geodetic and Nanosatellite LEO Success


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