Bad weather delays ESA’s Vega satellite launch

ESA - Stephane Corvaja

Rocket’s launch was scheduled for 3 May


Vega, Europe's new satellite, is still waiting on its launch pad to start its second mission, due to bad weather conditions which had postponed its travel.

The launch from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana was scheduled for 23:06 local time on 3 May (02:06 GMT, 4 May), but the take-off date is now unknown.

The new mission is part of series planned by the European Space Agency (Esa) to show the rocket's capabilities. However, the  high altitude wind conditions were una...


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