March 7, 2017

[Replay] Vega mission to orbit Sentinel-2B satellite

Monday 6 March, Vega lifted off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana carrying Sentinel-2B, the fourth satellite of the Copernicus constellation. The launch, conducted on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) to serve the European Union (EU) and its citizens, was the third this year from the Guiana Space Centre and mark Vega’s ninth flight.

The launch (VV09)

  • The launcher: Vega
  • Satellite : Sentinel-2B
  • Customer: ESA
  • Launch time:  20:49 (local time) 02:49 on March 7th (Paris time)
  • Webcast start time: 22H30 (local time) ; 2H30 on March 7th (Paris time)


[PHOTO report] : VV09 campaign in Guiana