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Dozens of satellites joining Vega's rideshare to space


Dozens of satellites joining Vega's rideshare to space More than 40 satellite missions will be launched at once by Europe's Vega launcher this autumn, thanks to the innovative modular "Lego-style" dispenser resting on its upper stage. Up until now the smallest classes of satellites—all the way down to tiny CubeSats, built from 10 cm modular boxes—have typically piggybacked to orbit. They have to make use of any spare capacity as a single large satellite is launched, meaning their overall launch opportunities are limited.   More



(Source: Phys.org - Jun 6)

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