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New Success for Vega: 14th Launch, an All-Italian Mission

22.03.19

Colleferro, 22 Marzo 2019 – Italy is behind tonight’s 14th successful VEGA space launcher mission, built by Avio. At about 3AM tonight, the rocket produced in Colleferro, near Rome, took off from the space base in French Guiana, bringing into orbit the PRISMA satellite, owned by the Italian Space Agency and built by a group of companies headed by OHB Italia, with Telespazio and Leonardo.

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Vega, 13th Success in a row

21.11.18

Colleferro 21 November 2018 – Vega, with its 13th mission from Kourou’s spaceport in French Guyana, has successfully placed in orbit Morocco’s Mohammed VI – B Earth Observation satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space and Airbus.

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BepiColombo Craft Enters Space

20.10.18

ARIANE 5 LAUNCHES FIRST EUROPEAN MISSION TO MERCURY

Colleferro, October 20, 2018 – Ariane 5 has successfully completed its seventh mission of 2018, positioning the BepiColombo craft into orbit for its direct flight to Mercury, the smallest and least explored planet in our solar system. The mission is undertaken jointly by the Euopean Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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Avio: 100th Launch with Ariane 5

26.09.18

ITALIAN SPACE TECHNOLOGY: THE STAR OF THIRTY YEARS OF COLLABORATION WITHIN THE EUROPEAN PROGRAMME

Colleferro, 26 September 2018. Mission number 100 of the European launcher Ariane 5 was a success. The launcher exploits the power of the solid propulsion engines and of the Vulcain liquid oxygen turbopump manufactured in Italy by Avio, market leader in space propulsion.

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Vega: Twelfth Consecutive Success with Launch of Aeolus

23.08.18

Kourou (French Guiana), August 22, 2018 – Vega, the European launcher designed, developed and constructed in Italy by Avio, has successfully concluded its first mission of 2018, correctly placing in orbit the ESA’s Aeolus satellite.

This represents Vega’s twelfth consecutive success since its first mission of February 2012. The European launcher again demonstrates its major reliability: for the first time in fact, a new launcher has had its first 12 launches without issue or anomaly.

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Ariane 5: Another Successful Launch

25.07.18

4 GALILEO SATELLITES PUT INTO ORBIT

Colleferro, July 25, 2018 - Ariane 5 successfully undertakes its third mission of 2018, correctly positioning in orbit four satellites for Europe’s Galileo project.  

Galileo is a European satellite navigation and localization system, designed for civil use and capable of providing highly precise positioning indications. Once in orbit the entire Galileo constellation will comprise 24 operative satellites.

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Ariane 5: Second Flight of 2018 is a Success

06.04.18

JAPANESE AND ENGLISH SATELLITES ARE PLACED IN ORBIT

Colleferro, 06 April 2018 - Ariane 5 has successfully completed its second mission of 2018, correctly positioning two satellites in orbit: DSN-1/Superbird-8 and HYLAS 4.

DSN-1/Superbird 8 is a telecommunications satellite for Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT. Equipped with high-performance relay systems, the satellite will mainly provide telecommunication services for the Japanese market.

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Ariane 5: Flight VA240 is a Triumph

13.12.17

IT IS THE SIXTH SUCCESSFUL MISSION IN 2017

Colleferro, 13 December 2017 - Another success for the Ariane 5 launcher, which has completed its sixth mission in 2017. It correctly placed into orbit four satellites of the Galileo constellation.

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Vega: Eleventh Consecutive Successful Mission

08.11.17

THE FIRST LAUNCH OF A MOROCCAN SATELLITE

Colleferro, 8 November 2017 – The eleventh consecutive mission has been successfully completed by Vega, the European launcher that was conceived, designed and built by Avio. It is an accomplishment that has further consolidated its leading international status in terms of precision and reliability.

On its third and final mission in 2017, Vega delivered into orbit the MOHAMMED VI-A Earth observation satellite, which was built for Morocco by Thales Alenia Space and Airbus.

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ARIANE 5: Fifth Successful Launch in 2017

30.09.17

Colleferro, 30 September 2017 - Yet another successful mission for the Ariane 5 launcher, which has completed its fifth flight in 2017, positioning into orbit two satellites: Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a.

Intelsat 37e is the fifth satellite in the Intelsat EpicNG constellation and is an evolution of the previous EpicNG satellites. It will deliver more efficient transmission services to mobile telephone and institutional customers situated on the American, African and European continents.

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