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The second flight (VV02) of the Vega launch vehicle is currently planned for May 2013 and will put several small satellites into orbit.

Of the payloads, only Proba-V has been published.

Does anyone have info, which payloads will also on board of this flight?
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The second flight (VV02) of the Vega launch vehicle is currently planned for May 2013 and will put several small satellites into orbit.

Of the payloads, only Proba-V has been published.

Does anyone have info, which payloads will also on board of this flight?
I have not found online or received any detailed information from campaign team officials as to what other satellites are planned to fly aboard VV02. The only reply with a bit of information, is that some confidential payloads will be on board, but they could not elaborate at this point, saying that they did not have permission to discuss the matter. The payloads will be announced at a later date.

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Now that this launch has been moved up to mid-March, do we now know what else is on board the rocket other than Proba-V?
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Now that this launch has been moved up to mid-March, do we now know what else is on board the rocket other than Proba-V?

Someone told me, that TechDemoSat-1 (http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/techdemosat-1.htm) might be one of the payloads, but i could not yet verify this.

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http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30752.msg996941#msg996941

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Launch of Proba-V on Vega
Proba-V is a miniaturised satellite for a full-scale mission tracking global vegetation. Along with its main mission, Proba-V also hosts five promising technologies from across Europe that will be demonstrated in space. Proba-V will be launched on the new Vega vehicle, which will on this flight further demonstrate its capability by carrying several payloads for delivery into two very different orbits.
Location: CSG, Europe’s Spaceport (French Guiana).   
Expected date: April 
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The Astrium-built VNREDSat 1A for Vietnam has been confirmed to fly on this flight: http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2013/1-4-2013-VNREDSat-1A-contract.asp

Will there be even more payloads other than the two confirmed ones?
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Will there be even more payloads other than the two confirmed ones?

If we take the ESA statement literally ("Proba-V remote sensing satellite and multiple auxiliary payloads."), then there must be at least one more.

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Anybody has any information about VNREDSAT-1 launch contract amount?

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Proba-V satellite.....
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #10 on: 01/18/2013 07:11 pm »

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #11 on: 01/19/2013 03:06 pm »
Proba-V satellite.....

The size and outer appearance reminds of Sloshsat-FLEVO.

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #12 on: 01/23/2013 07:48 pm »
Anybody has any information about VNREDSAT-1 launch contract amount?

http://talkvietnam.com/2013/01/vietnam-plans-to-launch-third-satellite-in-the-second-quarter/

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The 120-kilogram satellite is being constructed by Astrium, an aerospace subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, at a total cost of EUR55.2 million and funded with official development assistance from France.

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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #13 on: 01/24/2013 02:28 pm »
Anybody has any information about VNREDSAT-1 launch contract amount?

http://talkvietnam.com/2013/01/vietnam-plans-to-launch-third-satellite-in-the-second-quarter/

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The 120-kilogram satellite is being constructed by Astrium, an aerospace subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, at a total cost of EUR55.2 million and funded with official development assistance from France.


Thanks but 55.2 M€ includes the satellite (possibly) engineering model, flight model, launch, ground station and insurance. Maybe some for LEOP and integration facility construction and test devices for manufactoring similar satellites in Vietnam.

We wonder how much Arianespace charge for launch service.

SpaceX generally leak contract price information (roughly) to public internet but Arianespace keep it as secret. Different marketing mentality and possibly due to a EU subsidized money for launch...
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #14 on: 02/04/2013 04:16 pm »

First stage of Vega VV02 arrives at Europe’s Spaceport

4 February 2013

 The first stage of Vega VV02 has been successfully transferred to its launch pad at the European Spaceport in French Guiana.
 
The arrival of Assembly A1A, consisting of the equipped interstage 0/1, the P80 solid rocket motor and the relevant thrust vectoring system (TVC), signifies the start of Vega VV02 launch campaign activities.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Launchers/First_stage_of_Vega_VV02_arrives_at_Europe_s_Spaceport
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #15 on: 02/12/2013 08:23 pm »
Artist's view of the Proba-V satellite.

The ‘V’ in its name stands for Vegetation: Proba-V will fly a reduced-mass version of the Vegetation instrument currently on board the Spot satellites to provide a daily overview of global vegetation growth.

Planned to be launched in 2013, ESA’s Proba-V mission will perform daily tracking of global vegetation growth. At the same time, the small satellite will also monitor the space environment with a compact radiation instrument.

Proba-V’s Energetic Particle Telescope (EPT) will record the charge, energy and angle of incoming charged particles along a wide range of energies across a 50° field-of-view.

The Proba satellites are part of ESA’s In-orbit Technology Demonstration Programme: missions dedicated to flying innovative technologies.
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #16 on: 02/22/2013 02:08 pm »
The light-lift member of Arianespace’s launcher family is readied for its second mission


February 21, 2013 – Vega Flight VV02
 
The Spaceport’s ZLV launch site in French Guiana is busy with activity as the second Vega undergoes its assembly for a mission scheduled in April.
 
Build-up of the smallest member in Arianespace’s launcher family marked a new milestone this week when its solid propellant second-stage was integrated atop the first stage, which also uses solid propellant.
 
The vertical assembly process for Vega no. 2 is being performed on the ZLV launch pad, protected by a mobile gantry that will be withdrawn prior to the vehicle’s liftoff. This complex uses the same site previously employed for missions from French Guiana with the cornerstone Ariane 1 and 3 vehicles – having been updated and adapted where needed to meet operational requirements of the new lightweight launcher.
 
Vega’s upcoming second flight will orbit the Proba-V and VNREDSat-1A satellites, and follows the light-lift vehicle’s on-target maiden launch in February 2012 with a payload of nine spacecraft – which served as its qualification mission.
 
The Proba-V passenger for Vega’s no. 2 launch was produced by prime contractor Qinetiq Space Belgium for the European Space Agency, and will monitor global vegetation growth. With an estimated mass of 160 kg., it is to operate in a Sun-synchronous polar orbit, carrying a newly-designed version of the Vegetation instrument already flown on the Spot series of Earth observation satellites – which also were orbited by Arianespace.
 
Vega’s VNREDSat-1A co-passenger is an optical observation spacecraft built by Astrium on behalf of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. With a mass of approximately 120 kg., it will support the Vietnamese government’s initiative to create an infrastructure that enables better monitoring and studies of climate change effects, improves predictions and actions to prevent natural disasters, while also optimizing the management of its natural resources.
 
The four-stage Vega was conceived as a capable lightweight launcher, joining Arianespace’s medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 to provide a complete family of vehicles that meet the company’s motto of delivering “any payload, to any orbit…anytime.” Developed in a European program led by Italy’s ASI space agency and industrial prime contractor ELV SpA., Vega is tailored to orbit small- to medium-sized satellites, including institutional and scientific spacecraft.

For Vega’s April mission, the launch is designated Flight VV02 in Arianespace’s numbering system, with the first “V” representing the French word for flight (“vol”), and the second letter referring to Vega. This will be the start of five flights scheduled in the European Space Agency’s VERTA (Vega Research and Technology Accompaniment) program, which aims to demonstrate the launch system’s flexibility as well as its ability to carry multiple satellite passengers.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2013/1021.asp
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #18 on: 03/06/2013 02:00 pm »
Vega launcher integration continues for its April mission from the Spaceport

March 4, 2013 – Vega Flight VV02
 
The no. 2 Vega light-lift launcher has been fitted with its solid propellant third stage, marking another milestone in preparations for its April mission from French Guiana with a multi-satellite payload.
 
In the latest activity at the Spaceport’s ZLV launch site, Vega’s Zefiro 9 stage was installed atop its lower two solid propellant stages, which were stacked during previous integration activity.
 
This clears the way for a “top off” of the basic Vega launcher with its bi-propellant liquid upper stage Attitude and Vernier Upper Module, which performs the attitude control and axial thrust functions during the final stages of flight – enabling the payload to be placed in orbit.
 
The flight next month will carry the Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A and ESTCUBE-1 satellites, and follows Vega’s on-target maiden launch in February 2012 with a payload of nine spacecraft – which served as its qualification mission.
 
Created by Europe as a capable lightweight launcher, Vega is tailored to orbit small- to medium-sized satellites, including institutional and scientific spacecraft. It joins the two other members of Arianespace’s vehicle family: the medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5.

Vega resulted from a European Space Agency program led by Italy’s ASI space agency and industrial prime contractor ELV SpA.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2013/1022.asp
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Re: LIVE: Vega Flight VV02 - Proba-V, VNREDSat-1A - May 4, 2013
« Reply #19 on: 03/12/2013 08:45 am »
Vega receives its upper stage as the next mission's two primary passengers land in French Guiana

March 11, 2013 – Vega Flight VV02
 
Both primary payloads for Vega’s no. 2 flight have arrived at French Guiana, positioning them for integration on the light-lift launcher – which has marked another step in preparation for its mission in April from the Spaceport.
 
On the launch pad, the basic Vega vehicle has been “topped off” with its upper stage, called the AVUM (Attitude and Vernier Upper Module). This system performs the attitude control and axial thrust functions during the final phases of Vega’s mission profile, enabling the payload to be placed into orbit. Unlike the launcher’s three lower solid propellant stages, the AVUM uses liquid bipropellant for primary maneuvering, along with cold gas for attitude control.

The AVUM’s integration atop Vega was performed inside the ZLV launch site’s mobile gantry. This Spaceport facility originally was used for missions of the Ariane 1 and Ariane 3 vehicles, with its mobile gantry, launch pad and infrastructure updated and adapted to meet the operational requirements of Arianespace’s new lightweight vehicle.
 
While Vega is taking shape at the Spaceport, its Proba-V and VNREDSat-1A satellites have touched down in French Guiana aboard a chartered Boeing 747 cargo aircraft that arrived at Félix Eboué Airport near the capital city of Cayenne.
 
Proba-V will have an estimated mass at launch of 160 kg., and was produced by prime contractor QinetiQ Space Belgium for the European Space Agency. Operating in a Sun-synchronous polar orbit after its deployment by Vega, this satellite will monitor global vegetation growth. The spacecraft carries a newly-designed version of the Vegetation instrument previously flown on the Spot series of Earth observation satellites, which also were orbited by Arianespace.
 
The VNREDSat-1A co-passenger on Vega is an optical observation spacecraft built by Astrium on behalf of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and will have a mass at liftoff of approximately 120 kg. It is to support the Vietnamese government’s initiative to create an infrastructure enabling better monitoring and studies of climate change effects, while also improving predictions and actions to prevent natural disasters and optimizing the country’s management of its natural resources.
 
Joining them on the upcoming Vega mission is Estonia’s first satellite – the 1.33-kg. ESTCube-1 – being developed by students from Tartu University, the Estonian Aviation Academy, the Tallinn University of Technology and the University of Life Sciences, all working in conjunction with the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the German DLR space center.

ESTCube-1’s main mission is to test a novel space propulsion technology based on the electric solar wind sail concept, with this 10 x 10 x 10-cm. mini platform carrying a deployable 10-meter-long tether to be unreeled in orbit and electrically charged.

Vega’s mission in April is designated Flight VV02 in Arianespace’s numbering system, with the first “V” representing the French word for flight (“vol”), and the second letter referring to Vega. It is one of the flights scheduled in the European Space Agency’s VERTA (Vega Research and Technology Accompaniment) program, which aims to demonstrate the Vega launch system’s flexibility as well as its ability to carry multiple satellite passengers.
 
The four-stage Vega is tailored for small- to medium-sized satellites, complementing Arianespace’s medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 to provide a complete family of vehicles. It was developed in a European Space Agency program led by Italy’s ASI space agency and industrial prime contractor ELV SpA.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2013/1024.asp
« Last Edit: 03/12/2013 08:45 am by jacqmans »
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