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ARIANESPACE POISED TO LAUNCH VEGA WITH MOHAMMED VI–A SATELLITE

ARIANESPACE POISED TO LAUNCH VEGA WITH MOHAMMED VI–A SATELLITE
Arianespace is ready to launch the MOHAMMED VI–A satellite on behalf of the Kingdom of Morocco on November 7, 2017, at 10:42 p.m. local time (01:42 GMT). The spacecraft is slated to lift off from the Guiana Space Centre’s Vega Launch Complex (SLV) and will mark the 10th flight of the year for the Courcouronnes, Essonne, France-based firm. If everything goes according to plan, Tuesday’s launch will be the 11th for Vega since the rocket first took to the skies in 2012 (and the eighth time that Vega has been tapped to launch an Earth-observation payload). Vega has been tasked with placing the satellite into a Sun-synchronous orbit.    More



(Source: SpaceFlight Insider - Nov 6)

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