Watch Vega Launch Live – Payload: Pléiades Neo-4, Bro-4, SunStorm, RadCube, LEDSat

Vega Liftoff Flight VV18

Vega liftoff on flight VV18. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace

Tune in to ESA Web TV at 02:37 BST / 03:37 CEST on August 17 to watch the Vega launch live.

Vega will lift off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana carrying Earth observation satellite Pléiades Neo-4 and four auxiliary payloads to their planned Sun-synchronous orbits. Bro-4 rides alongside three other CubeSats developed through ESA: SunStorm, RadCube, and LEDSat.

SunStorm and RadCube will demonstrate miniaturized space weather instruments for use in later operational space weather missions.

LEDSat, a student project from La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy, is supported by the ESA Education Office via the Fly Your Satellite! program. This CubeSat will investigate Light Emitting Diodes as a way of tracking satellites in low orbit.

This Vega mission will last about 105 minutes.

Liftoff timing for flight VV19:

French GuianaWashington D.C.UTC / GMTParis and Rome
22:47 on August 1621:47 on August 1601:47 on August 1703:47 on August 17

Watch live via ESA Web TV 03:37 – 05:37 CEST.

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