The new configuration of the Vega rocket is called the Vega C (Consolidation) and offers an improved performance. The new launcher vehicle is capable to lift up to 2,300 kg in Low Earth Orbit (+60%).
Vega C takes full advantage of the capabilities of the new SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) payload adapter to transport dozens of microsatellites in Low Earth Orbit. In addition, the launcher has been ichosen for the first launch of the European Space Rider experimental spacecraft.
The maiden flight of Vega C took place on July 13th 2022