The launch vehicle Vega with 53 micro-satellites on Board was postponed again due to weather conditions.
Video broadcast on the YouTube channel of the company-operator of the spaceport with Arianespace.
The original date of the rocket launch was June 18, however, the launch did not take place due to strong winds. Then it was postponed again.
The orbit should be withdrawn, the satellites 21 of the customer from 13 countries. Spacecraft weighing up to 150 pounds must be separated from the rocket after 1 hour 44 minutes after its launch. The satellites are designed to perform Earth observation, security, telecommunications, scientific research.
The launch should be the first in the framework of SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service), which is implemented to send on orbit small satellites.
The Guiana space center, European spaceport located near Kourou, French Guiana (Department of France in South America). Its location near the equator provides a 15% advantage in payload compared with the runs in an easterly direction with the American launch site at Cape Canaveral and 40% – launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome.