VS20 Soyuz Arianespace CSG
Vega Morocco
Vega Aeolus VV12
D-Orbit Chief Commercial Officer Renato Panesi (right) and Astrocast CEO Fabien Jordan pop a bottle of champagne after signing a launch agreement Aug. 7 at SmallSat. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
ESA Rockot Sentinel-3B Eurockot
ESA Vega Kourou
Vega lifted off Dec. 3 from French Guiana at 1:04 a.m. local time, placing LISA Pathfinder into an elliptical parking orbit (ESA photo)
Sitael Platino smallsat
Vega-E Avio ESA
Vega VV11 Morocco
Vega completed its 10th launch since debuting in 2012, bucking the failures and hiccups that often snag new launch vehicles. Credit: Arianespace
PSLV launch June 23 2017
Sentinel-2B lifts off on a Vega launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana at 01:49 GMT on March 7. Credit: Stephane Corvaja/ESA

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