Vega rocket fails after takeoff in French Guiana

A European mission to launch a satellite aboard Arianespaceís Vega rocket has come to a premature end after a ďmajor anomalyĒ occurred just two minutes after liftoff. The anomaly occurred during the Vega rocketís second stage ignition, at which point mission control lost its telemetry link from the launcher. The uncrewed mission was intending to take a United Arab Emirates Falcon Eye 1 military satellite into orbit from Guiana Space Center in South America. Arianespace is a French-headquartered launch provider thatís overseen by the European Space Agency. Itís currently unclear what the cause of the problem was. Speaking during the missionís livestream, Arianespaceís executive vice president of missions, operations and purchasing, Luce... Continue reading…

Vega rocket fails after takeoff in French Guiana

A rocket carrying a satellite for the United Arab Emirates failed shortly after taking off from French Guiana on Wednesday night, launch company Arianespace said.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from

European Vega rocket lost minutes after liftoff

The rocket carrying a satellite is believed to have landed in the sea, the first failure in 15 launches.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from BBC News

Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch

An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military observation satellite as it was about to be placed in orbit for the United Arab Emirates, ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Reuters

Space company Avio's Vega vehicle has launch failure

Italian space company Avio said on Thursday a Vega launch vehicle carrying a United Arab Emirates satellite experienced "an anomaly" which lead to a launch failure.

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Reuters

Arianespace's Vega rocket lost due to 'major anomaly' during launch - CNET

Two minutes after launch the rocket began to veer off-course before falling into the Atlantic Ocean.

Wed 10 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Vega Rocket Suffers 'Major Anomaly' During Launch of UAE Satellite

A European Vega rocket suffered a "major anomaly" while launching a satellite United Arab Emirates late Wednesday (July 10).

Wed 10 Jul 19 from

Vega Rocket Launching Earth-Observing UAE Satellite Tonight: Watch Live!

A European Vega rocket will launch a new Earth observation satellite for the United Arab Emirates today (July 10), and you can watch the liftoff live online!

Wed 10 Jul 19 from

Vega Flight VV15 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an independent inquiry commission

Arianespace announced today, 11 July, 2019, the failure of Flight VV15 carrying the FalconEye1 satellite. This was the first Vega failure after 14 successful launches in a row since ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from ESA


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