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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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Vega C to launch the Airbus CO3D satellite constellation in 2023

09.12.20

Rome, 7th December 2020 - Today Arianespace and Airbus have announced the closing of the contract to launch the CO3D earth observation satellite constellation with Vega C in 2023.

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Message from the CEO about Vega VV17 mission

19.11.20
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Vega VV17 mission

17.11.20

Colleferro, 17 November 2020 – Tonight during the Vega VV17 mission with the SEOSAT-Ingenio and Taranis satellites onboard, after 8 minutes from take-off and after the nominal trajectory recorded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage engines and after the first nominal ignition of

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Vega continues its journey, VV18 fully booked

14.10.20

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, is already fully booked.

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Vega returns to flight: mission accomplished

03.09.20

Flight VV16 marks the success of SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) payload adapter maiden flight. 53 micro and nanosatellites have been deployed into Sun-Synchronous orbit.

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