Arianespace is scheduled to launch a Vega rocket as part of the SSMS POC mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission is on March 24, 2020 01:50:00 UTC from Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Vega and experience the excitement for yourself.
The Vega POC (Proof Of Concept) flight will be the first mission of the SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service), a modular carbon fiber dispenser, a program initiated by ESA in 2016, with the contribution of the European Commission. For all the European partners involved, its purpose is to address the burgeoning institutional and commercial small spacecraft market with a new rideshare concept.
Payload includes dozens of satellites: Athena, ION CubeSat Carrier, ESAIL, NEMO-HD, GHGSat C1, six Flock-v cubesats, several Lemur-2 cubesats, twelve SpaceBEE nanosats, FSSCat A & B, RTAF-Sat, DIDO 3, IGOSat, PICASSO, PINO, PIXL, QARMAN, SIMBA, TRISAT, Casaa-Sat, TTÜ100, and more.
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