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Vega returns to flight
Posted: Sun, May 2, 2021, 10:47 AM ET (1447 GMT)
Vega launch April 2021 (Arianespace) Europe's Vega small launch vehicle returned to flight Wednesday. The rocket lifted off at 9:50 pm EDT (0150 GMT) from French Guiana, deploying the Pleiades Neo 3 imaging satellite and five secondary payloads. The launch was the first since a November launch failure blamed on cables that were improperly connected in the upper stage of the rocket, which Italian rocket maker Avio builds. Pleiades Neo 3 is the first in a constellation of four imaging satellites built and operated by Airbus, capable of taking images with a resolution of 30 centimeters.
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