Arianespace’s Vega success with PRISMA in numbers: 3 + 14 + 308 = 600!
Arianespace’s third mission of 2019 – which marked the Vega rocket’s 14th consecutive success – orbited the Italian PRISMA Earth observation satellite tonight, bringing the total number of spacecraft lofted by the launch services company to 600. It was the 308th flight overall of an Arianespace launcher.
Vega deployed its payload into Sun-synchronous orbit during a 54-minute mission performed from the Spaceport in French Guiana. The PRISMA satellite had an estimated liftoff mass of 879 kg., with the Vega launcher delivering a total payload lift performance of 953.5 kg. – which included integration and deployment system hardware.