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Vega December 5, 2016

Liftoff of the Vega mission with GÖKTÜRK-1

Arianespace’s latest Vega mission is now underway following today’s liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

This flight will last just over 57 minutes from liftoff to separation of the GÖKTÜRK-1 payload, which will be placed into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of approximately 700 km.

  • Watch the live broadcast on
  • For additional information on Flight VV08, download the Arianespace launch kit:
Vega Flight VV08
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Vega December 2, 2016

Vega is cleared for liftoff on Arianespace’s Dec. 5 mission with GÖKTÜRK-1

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