The European Vega C rocket failed in its second-ever mission, losing two satellites

The second mission of the new European Vega C rocket did not go according to plan.

The medium-lift Vega C took off from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Tuesday (Dec. 20) at 8:47 p.m. EDT (10:47 p.m. local time; 0147 GMT Dec. 21), carrying two Airbus satellites. . Pléiades Neo Earth-imaging constellation.


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