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Vega launches satellites for French military
Posted: Sat, Nov 20, 2021, 10:48 AM ET (1548 GMT)
Vega launch of CERES satellites (ESA) A Vega rocket successfully launched three French military smallsats Tuesday. The Vega lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana, at 4:27 am EST (0927 GMT) and deployed three CERES satellites into low Earth orbit. The CERES, or CapacitÉ de Renseignement Électromagnétique Spatiale, satellites will collect signals intelligence data for the French military. The launch was the 300th by Arianespace from French Guiana.
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