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©Arianespace - Vega - September 2019 TECHNICAL OVERVIEW VEGA VEGA 2800 2800

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Offering a payload capacity of 1.5 metric tons into low Earth Direct delivery to circular Multiple separation capabilities orbit (LEO), Vega was purpose-designed for the launch of small scientific or Earth observation satellites. Earth observation, meteorological and scientific satellites The AVUM is also to perform multiple separations with AVUM restartable fourth stage benefit from Vega’s ability to deliver them directly into mission peculiar payload dispensers. synchronous orbits (SSO), polar circular orbits, or circular It can carry out a wide range of missions, and its restartable orbits of different inclinations. upper stage gives it extensive operational flexibility. As the only launcher in this class now in regular production, Vega Restartable capability Back-up capabilities for small satellites has become a global benchmark in its class. The restartable Attitude and Vernier Upper Module (AVUM) The advent of Vega launches at CSG provides the needed Operated in concert with and Soyuz, Vega is Zefiro-9 third stage offers a great flexibility to servicing a wide range of elliptical capacity to adjust the launch offering by handling the light launched from its own dedicated (SLV) at orbits. Its engine can perform up to 5 burns in flight. satellites that could not be easily paired with the mid- the Guiana Space Center, where it can take advantage sized on the Soyuz manifest. In other terms, the of state-of-the-art facilities. Vega launch service allows the Sun Synchronous or Earth observation satellites to benefit from dedicated launches, and Vega is a three-stage solid-propellant vehicle with a liquid- represents an efficient and complementary offer with respect propellant manoeuvrable injection module. Its main objective to the medium and heavy launchers from the Arianespace is to provide Europe with a safe, reliable, competitive and family. Therefore, Arianespace increases the flexibility of its efficient capacity for scientific and Earth observation payloads. Zefiro-23 second stage offer and the added value for the customer. Standard Vega Mission With more than 10 successful of the Vega launcher Profile For Sun- since its introduction in 2012, Arianespace offers the world’s broadest range of commercial launch services with its Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega family.

Light launcher for small payloads

Vega responds to the commercial market’s requirements for a Second AVUM ignition new-generation lightweight capable of orbiting P80 first stage First AVUM ignition small to medium-sized satellite payloads. Satellite separation The wide range of launch azimuths available from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, combined with the flexibility provided by Liftoff and ascent phase AVUM, enables Vega to deliver a wide range of payloads into different orbits, from 2,500 kg to a circular near-equatorial orbit at 200 km, to 2,000 kg towards the International or almost 1,300 kg into a 800 km-high Sun-synchronous orbit. Industrial Prime contractor: AVIO

Sun-synchronous orbit