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Vega SSMS PoC Launch on 3/9/2020

The Vega PoC (Proof-of-Concept) mission has been successfully launched and completed on 3rd September 2020.

This mission is notable for two reasons:

  • It is the first mission of the SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) modular carbon-fibre dispenser, a program initiated by ESA in 2016, with the contribution of the European Commission
  • It provided the launch services for UPMSat-2, the 1st selected IOD/IOV (In-Orbit-Demonstration/In-Orbit-Validation) experiment

More information on https://www.arianespace.com/mission/vega-flight-vv16