Avio CEO comments about the results of the Independent Inquiry Commission on the anomaly of Vega flight VV17 and on the return-to-flight of the rocket with the VV18 mission by the end of Q1 2021.
Just after one month from the SSMS Maiden Mission on Vega VV16, the SSMS module that will fly on the Vega VV18, scheduled for the beginning of 2021 after the next VV17 mission in November,
During the night of the 15th of August the third successful launch of Ariane 5 took place from the French Guiana Space Center (CSG).
The Vega launcher, after a first stop in March due to Covid 19 epidemic and a second stop in June caused by exceptionally unfavorable weather condition, is now ready to resume operations.
Today’s predicted meteorological conditions over the Guiana Space Center enable the consideration of resuming chronological operations for the 16th Vega Flight (VV16) launch.