|The VEGA is ready to be launched into space|
Kourou, february 13, 2012
The February 13 will start from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guyana the carrier VEGA. Vitrociset is general contractor to ESA for the Ground Segment of the VEGA launcher located
at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG).
The first of his series, the new Vega launcher, made by 40 European companies, is the flagship of the Italian space industry. VEGA is a program funded by the European Space Agency which Italy contributes, through the Italian Space Agency, with about 70% of the total cost. The launch of the new carrier will complete the european offer of launchers ensuring the orbit of satellites up to 1500 kilograms.