Launch postponement for Flight VV16 due to weather conditions at the Spaceport
by Staff Writers
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jun 19, 2020
Unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions over the Guiana Space Center has led to a decision that the final preparation phase for Arianespace's Flight VV16 with Vega could not be initiated as planned today.
Therefore, tomorrow's scheduled liftoff from French Guiana has been postponed.
Depending on suitable weather conditions, the soonest possible launch date for this Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof of Concept flight - to be performed at the service of 21 customers - is Saturday, June 20, at the following precise liftoff timing:
9:51:10 p.m., Washington, D.C. time,
10:51:10 p.m., Kourou, French Guiana time,
01:51:10, Universal Time (UTC), on June 20,
03:51:10 a.m., Paris and Rome time, on June 20.
The Vega launch vehicle and its 53 spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe conditions.
Arianespace Vega mission to perform Small Spacecraft Mission Service Proof of Concept flight
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jun 12, 2020
With this mission, designated Flight VV16, Arianespace underscores its comprehensive range of innovative and competitive services to address the nano- and micro-satellite market sub-segment, serving both institutional and commercial needs. The creation of such a new service using the company's light-lift Vega led to the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) project. The European Space Agency (ESA) funded the SSMS hardware development, and also contributed with the European Union to the funding o ... read more
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