Flight VV16: Vega – SSMS PoC Flight – Postponement due to storm track of Typhoon Maysak over the Jeju telemetry station (South Korea)
The storm track of Typhoon Maysak over South Korea – which requires that the Jeju telemetry station be protected – has led to the postponement of final preparatory operations for Vega’s Flight VV16 launch, which was scheduled for Tuesday, September 1.
A new launch date will be set based on the evolution of the tropical storm’s situation over the Jeju station and its consequences.
The Vega launch vehicle and its 53 satellite payloads are in stable and fully safe conditions.
Flight VV16 is the first European rideshare mission in the framework of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS). Proposed by Arianespace in its launch catalog offerings, the SSMS is a European project.