Subscribe Free
in Space

Vega launcher successfully completes eighth mission

Posted 6 December 2016 · Add Comment

The Vega launcher has successfully completed its eighth mission correctly positioning into orbit the Turkish satellite GÖKTÜRK-1, at an altitude of approximately 700 kilometres.

 

The mission left the Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, at 2:51 pm Italian time, 10:51 am local time, and lasted 57 minutes 19 seconds. 

From French Guiana, Giulio Ranzo, CEO of Avio, said: "Attending in person the successful performance of our launcher once again was yet another very exciting experience. The launch confirms that the ingenuity and technology expressed by Avio with VEGA at the service of the European aerospace industry are at the highest level, both in Europe and around the world. With eight perfect launches since its debut, Avio has set a world record. Let us continue on this path, with determination, by continuing to invest our resources for the future of the Italian aerospace industry and of our young, talented people. Our congratulations go out to the entire team of the Avio Group, whose work in Guiana, Italy and France enables us to be a leader in our field.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Etihad Airways adds new B787 to Casablanca route

Etihad Airways is to operate its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Casablanca route, effective 1 May 2018.

Istanbul New Airport's 'Baggage System' is ready for opening

Istanbul New Airport will use an advanced baggage system technology.

Etihad Airways celebrates Bahraini National Day with a special fare promotion

Etihad Airways is celebrating Bahraini National Day by offering up to 10 per cent discounts on flights from the Kingdom of Bahrain to 46 destinations, including those in the Indian Subcontinent, the United Kingdom, and the United

Etihad Airways introduces a range of inflight products

Etihad Airways has introduced a selection of inflight products aimed at enhancing the travel experience and providing more choice for its guests in Economy Class. The items are available for purchase on a selected number of routes to and

Leonardo standing for Kuwait Gulf Defense and Aerospace exhibition

Leonardo will participate in the fourth edition of Gulf Defense and Aerospace (GDA), the international tri-service exhibition and conference held in Mishref, Kuwait.

DAFZA completes fourth phase of 'Innovation Champions' programme

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has honoured 22 managers, heads of departments and employees after completing the fourth phase of its 'Innovation Champions' programme.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
MEBAA BT2018AIME BT1204240118Aviation Africa BT18418Istanbul Airshow BT 2018Global Aerospace BT28218ArabianTravelMkBT250418BIAS BT271017161118