Science and Technology 

Vega-C rocket


Vega-C is a single body rocket about 35 m high with a mass at liftoff of 210 tonnes. It is able to place about 2200 kg in a reference 700 km-polar orbit. This will meet the needs of European institutions and industry.

Using a new range of payload carriers, Vega-C will be able to accommodate cargo of different shapes and sizes ranging from multiple small satellites as small as one kilogram up to a single large payload.

Ongoing developments will extend Vega-C capabilities to include in-orbit operations, and return missions using ESA's fully integrated Space Rider reentry vehicle...


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