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Vega Flight VV16 postponed to August 18

01.07.20

Colleferro (Rome), 1st July 2020 – Vega VV16 flight operations have been interrupted by Arianespace due to the presence of exceptionally unfavorable high altitude easterly winds. The Vega launcher has been available and flightworthy since June 18 on the launchpad but did not receive a green light from the safety authority since then. Two launch chronology attempts were made during the past week but unfortunately interrupted shortly before lift-off due to conditions exceeding the allowable limits.

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Vega Flight VV16 – the SSMS PoC mission: Launch postponed; reestablishing the launcher’s full readiness

29.06.20

As winds at altitude above the Guiana Space Center remain unfavorable, the final chronology operations for Vega’s Flight VV16 mission have been suspended.

The Vega launcher and the 53 satellites on board are in a stabilized configuration, and in total safety.

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Vega Flight VV16 – the SSMS PoC mission: New postponement due to weather conditions

28.06.20

As high-altitude winds above the Guiana Space Center remain unfavorable, Arianespace has taken the decision not to initiate the final chronology operations for Flight VV16 on Sunday June 87, 2020.

Subject to a favorable evolution of the weather conditions, another attempt will be made on Monday June 29.

The Vega launch vehicle and its 53 spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe conditions.

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Flight VV16: Vega – SSMS PoC Flight Resumption of launch operations

27.06.20

Today’s predicted meteorological conditions over the Guiana Space Center enable the consideration of resuming chronological operations for the 16th Vega Flight (VV16) launch.

Subject to confirmation of favorable conditions, the new targeted liftoff timing for the SSMS PoC flight is Saturday, June 27 at precisely:

> 9:51:10 p.m., Washington, D.C. time

> 10:51:10 p.m., Kourou, French Guiana time

> 01:51:10 a.m., Universal Time (UTC), on June 28

> 3:51:10 a.m., Paris & Rome time, on June 28.

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New postponement for Vega Flight VV16 due to weather conditions

20.06.20

As high-altitude winds above the Guiana Space Center remain unfavorable, Arianespace has taken the decision not to initiate the final chronology operations for Flight VV16 on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

A new target date will be announced as soon as possible, based on the evolution of weather conditions.

The Vega launch vehicle and its 53 spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe conditions.

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Flight VV16: Vega – SSMS PoC Flight – Launch delay due to weather conditions

18.06.20

Due to currently unfavorable wind conditions at altitude above the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace has decided not to initiate the final phase of launch preparation operations.

Subject to favorable weather conditions, the soonest possible launch date for the SSMS PoC Flight is Saturday, June 20 at:

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Italy of space starts again: Avio heads to Guyana for the next Vega flight

15.05.20

THE SPACEPORT IN KOUROU RESUMES THE OPERATIONS FOR THE FLIGHT OF THE ROCKET THAT WILL BRING 52 SATELLITES INTO ORBIT THANKS TO SSMS

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VEGA TOWARD RETURN TO FLIGHT

12.02.20

The upcoming Vega VV16 flight will be launched - together with the new SSMS payload dispenser - by the end of March and the integration campaign has already started. 

The units assembling the launcher - made in Avio - landed in Kourou, French Guyana.

 

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Vega SSMS: Avio’s Solution for Multiple Launching of Small Satellites

21.06.17

Paris, 21st June 2017 – Avio, a leader in the aerospace industry listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, has presented the European Space Agency (ESA) project SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) at the International Paris  Air Show Le Bourget. The project is supported by the Italian Space Agency and the Czech Republic.

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