Arianespace Vega rocket launches Earth observation satellite and 4 cubesats into orbit

Earth observation satellite and secondary payloads launched on Arianespace Vega

The Vega rocket conducted its nineteenth launch of Europe’s small lift vehicle, the second Vega launch of 2021, as well as the seventh Arianespace mission of the year. Arianespace flight VV19 lifted off from the ELV launch pad at the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana on Monday, August 16, at 10:47 PM local time (01:47 UTC on August 17).