The payload capacity to Sun-synchronous Earth orbit at 700 km. will increase from about 1,500 kg. with the current Vega configuration to 2,200 kg. on Vega C.
This improved lift capability, along with increased volume under the payload fairing, will further consolidate Vega’s market position and respond to the evolving launch needs of commercial and institutional users.
Vega C’s flexibility is well adapted for a broad range of missions, from nano-satellites to larger optical and radar observation spacecraft. Payload adapters will facilitate Vega C’s deployment of multiple satellite passengers, including configurations with primary payloads that are accompanied by CubeSats or microsats.