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Arianespace VV14 Launch - PRISMA

KOUROU, GUYANE FRANCAISE, FRANCE

Arianespace’s first Vega mission in 2019 will deliver the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) newest Earth observation satellite, PRISMA, to Sun-synchronous orbit in March. The March mission with PRISMA is designated Flight VV14, signifying the 14th launch of the lightweight Vega – which joins Arianespace’s medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 in a complete launch vehicle family to orbit commercial, governmental, institutional, scientific and experimental payloads.

General Information

Event number: 44297
Date: 20/03 - 24/04/2019

Booking contact

+41 22 717 29 00

Overview

<p>Arianespace&rsquo;s first Vega mission in 2019 is set to take off from the Guiana Space Center on 14 March to deliver the Italian Space Agency&rsquo;s (ASI) newest Earth observation satellite, PRISMA, to Sun-synchronous orbit.<br />
PRISMA &ndash; which will weigh approximately 900 kg. at liftoff &ndash; is fitted with an innovative electro-optical instrument combining a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution panchromatic camera.<br />
Offering the advantages of conventional observation (based on the recognition of geometric characteristics of a scene) coupled with the ability to determine the chemical and physical characteristics of the objects present in the scene, PRISMA&#39;s capabilities can be employed in a wide range of applications, including &ndash; but not limited to &ndash; environmental monitoring, resource management, identification and classification of crops, and the efforts to limit pollution.<br />
The March mission with PRISMA is designated Flight VV14, signifying the 14th launch of the lightweight Vega &ndash; which joins Arianespace&rsquo;s medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 in a complete launch vehicle family to orbit commercial, governmental, institutional, scientific and experimental payloads.</p>

Programme and timings

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