Today, August 17, at 04:47 Kyiv time, a successful launch of the Vega light class launch vehicle took place from the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana.
As part of the VV19 mission, the Pleiades Neo 4 spacecraft weighing about 920 kg was launched by the launch vehicle. The satellite was launched by order of Airbus Defense and Space Corporation.
Also, within the framework of the European Space Agency program, four auxiliary payloads were launched into orbit: RADCUBE, SUNSTORM, LEDSAT and CubeSat BRO-4 commissioned by the startup Unseenlabs.
For reference. YUZHMASH has been involved in the creation of the Vega launch vehicle since 2004. For this project YUZHMASH produces a liquid rocket engine RD-843, which provides traction and flight control of the fourth stage of the launch vehicle.
Since 2012, the Vega launch vehicle has been launched 19 times.
The video of the launch can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SAZxZFf7iE