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UAE’s Falcon Eye 2 satellite switched from Vega to Soyuz


UAE’s Falcon Eye 2 satellite switched from Vega to Soyuz Arianespace will launch the United Arab Emirates’ Falcon Eye 2 reconnaissance satellite on a Soyuz in March instead of waiting for the company’s much smaller Vega rocket to return to flight, Arianespace and Airbus Defence and Space told SpaceNews. Vega has been grounded since a July failure that destroyed the UAE’s Falcon Eye 1 satellite, resulting in a record $415 million insurance claim. Prior to the failure, Vega was scheduled to launch again in November carrying Falcon Eye 2.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Jan 14)

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