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Arianespace to launch Vietnamese satellite on Vega
Posted: Sun, Jan 6, 2013, 8:32 AM ET (1332 GMT)
VNREDSat-1A illustration (EADS Astrium) Arianespace announced Friday that it has won a contract to launch a small Vietnamese satellite later this year using the Vega launch vehicle. The VNREDSat-1A spacecraft will launch into a Sun-synchronous orbit on a Vega rocket launched from Kourou, French Guiana, in the second quarter. The 120-kilogram Earth observation satellite is being built by EADS Astrium for the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, and is the first of four planned for the country. VNREDSat-1A will fly with an ESA Earth observation satellite, Proba-V, on the same launch.
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