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Vega Rocket Blasts Off With Airbus Observation Satellite, Miniature CubeSats

18/08/2021 03:12 PM | Click to read full article

A European Vega rocket lifted off Monday night from French Guiana carrying an Earth observation satellite and four miniature "cubesats". It was the second launch this year of the Vega.

The rocket blasted off from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, successfully delivering the satellites in just under two hours. The Pleiades Neo constellation will offer high-resolution imaging of Earth.