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Arianespace Vega rocket carrying UAE military satellite crashes into Atlantic after developing ‘major anomaly’

Arianespace Vega rocket carrying UAE military satellite crashes into Atlantic after developing ‘major anomaly’

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French commercial rocket launch provider Arianespace has confirmed its VV15 mission, a Vega rocket carrying an Emirati military satellite, failed 2 minutes after launch, veering off course and crashing in the Atlantic Ocean. “A major anomaly occurred, resulting in the loss of the mission,” Luce Fabreguettes, executive VP of missions, operations and purchasing, said. “On behalf of Arianespace, I wish to express my deepest apologies to our customers for the loss of their payload and telling them how sorry I am.” The Vega launched from Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 1:53 GMT Thursday and left its intended course immediately before losing telemetry data two minutes into the launch, during its second-stage ignition phase.
Source: Arianespace Vega rocket carrying UAE military satellite crashes into Atlantic after developing ‘major anomaly’

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