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Vega C successfully completed its maiden flight

13.07.22

Kourou (French Guiana), 13 July 2022 – The Vega C rocket has completed its inaugural flight, placing the main payload LARES-2 – a scientific mission of the Italian Space Agency ASI – into its planned orbit. Six additional research CubeSats from France, Italy and Slovenia flew as secondary payloads.

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First Ariane 5 launch of 2022 is a success

23.06.22

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 06:50 pm local time, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana (South America), successfully orbiting two geostationary telecommunication satellites, MEASAT-3d and GSAT-24.

The Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher is an ESA program carried out in cooperation between public institutions and industry across 12 European partner states.

Avio is responsible for the P230 solid rocket boosters of the launcher. 

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Vega successfully launches Ceres satellites

16.11.21

On its 20th flight, Vega delivered in orbit three CERES satellites for CNES and the French Ministry of Defence. The third successful launch in the last six months

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Flight VV19: another success for Vega

17.08.21

With flight VV19, Vega successfully puts in Sun-Synchronous orbit Pléiades Neo 4 along with four small satellites in ride-share, including one for the University “La Sapienza” of Rome.

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ARIANE 5: A NEW SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT

31.07.21

ARIANE 5: A NEW SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT

Two geostationary telecommunication satellites, Star One D2 and EUTELSAT QUANTUM, have been placed into orbit

Colleferro (Rome), 31st July 2021 – Ariane 5 successfully placed two geostationary telecommunication satellites, Star One D2 and EUTELSAT QUANTUM, correctly in orbit. Star One D2 is a high-capacity multi-mission satellite equipped with Ku, Ka, C and X-band transponders that will expand the broadband coverage to new regions of Central and South America, by providing Internet access to underserved populations.

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Vega's flight VV18: mission accomplished

29.04.21

With flight VV18, Vega successfully puts in Sun-Synchronous orbit the French satellite Pléiades Neo 3 along with several small satellites in ride-share.

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AVIO AND ARIANESPACE SIGN LONG-TERM SUPPLY AGREEMENT FOR 10 ADDITIONAL VEGA C LAUNCHERS

19.03.21

During the recent meeting in Rome between Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, and Giancarlo Giorgetti, Italian Minister of Economic Development, Stéphane Israël, CEO of Arianespace, and Giulio Ranzo, CEO of Avio signed an agreement with Avio to start producti

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Avio CEO on the results of the Independent Inquiry Commission on Vega flight VV17 and flight VV18 return-to-flight

18.12.20

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.

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Results of the VV17 failure investigation by the independent inquiry commission. VV18 Vega return-to-flight expected by the end of Q1 2021

18.12.20

Colleferro, 18 December 2020 - Avio S.p.A. announces that the Independent Inquiry Commission composed of ESA and Arianespace and supported by Avio has completed its works. The Commission has confirmed the initial hypothesis of a problem related to the integration of the fourth-stage AVUM Thrust Vector Control (TVC) system as the cause of the loss of control of the launcher. The Commission has also provided a comprehensive set of recommendations to ensure safe and prompt return to flight by end of Q1 2021, as well as to ensure launch vehicles reliability on the long term.

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A major step forward for the European reentry vehicle road map Thales Alenia Space and Avio sign with European Space Agency the Space Rider development contract

09.12.20

Space Rider is Europe’s next-generation reusable transportation system for low Earth orbit

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