Arianespace is scheduled to launch a Vega rocket as part of the THEOS-2, TRITON & others mission. The launch is scheduled on 10/05/2023 01:36 UTC for the Dedicated Rideshare mission launching from Kourou, French Guiana. The status of the launch is Go For Launch. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Vega and experience the excitement for yourself.
Mission: THEOS-2, TRITON & others
THEOS-2 is Thailand’s first Earth observation satellite. Built by Airbus Defense and Space and based on the Astrobus-S platform, it is designed for optical measurements with a ground resolution of approximately 1 meter.
TRITON or FORMOSAT-7R is an additional satellite by NSPO added to the joint Taiwanese-US FORMOSAT 7 / COSMIC-2 constellation for collecting atmospheric data for weather prediction and for ionosphere, climate and gravity research. Its GNSS Reflectometry payload can be used to calculate the wind speed over sea surfaces.
PROBA-V-CC (Project for On-Board Autonomy – Vegetation – Companion CubeSat) is a mission that will fly a scaled-down version of the vegetation-monitoring instrument aboard the Earth-observing PROBA-V to conduct combined experimental observations with its predecessor.
Vega is the smallest lifter in the current Arianespace family.
Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.