Vega’s SSMS rideshare mission is rescheduled for a launch window opening on September 1

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Final preparations are underway for Arianespace’s historic Vega rideshare flight with Europe’s Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser system ‘ which has been rescheduled within a launch window from September 1 to September 4 following multiple weather-related postponements.

SSMS provides a new dedicated European rideshare solution with Vega that is modular and capable of accommodating a full range of payload combinations. Vega’s upcoming Proof of Concept mission ‘ designated Flight VV16 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system ‘ was conceived in the context of ESA’s LLL (Light satellite, Low-cost, Launch opportunity) initiative.

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Publisher: SpaceWatch.Global
Date: 2020-08-31T05:00:55+00:00
Author: Torsten Kriening
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