november, 2018

01nov00:00Vega • PRISMA

Event Details

Launch Date: November 2018
Launch Window: TBD
Launch Vehicle: Vega
Launch Operator: Arianespace
Launch Site: ZLV (ELA-1), Guiana Space Center, French Guiana
Payload: PRISMA (Precursore Iperspettrale della Missione Applicativa)
Spacecraft Manufacturer: Leonardo, OHB Italia
Satellite Operator: Italian Space Agency, ASI


Europe’s Vega rocket, embarking on its twelfth mission, will lift the PRISMA pre-operational hyperspectral satellite for the Italian Space Agency ASI. The 550-Kilogram satellite hosts a new type of electro-optical instrument comprising a hyperspectral sensor and medium-resolution image. The proof-of-concept mission has been in the works since 2008.


Mission Resources:

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Vega

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


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ZLV Guiana Space Center

Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou 97387, Französisch-Guyana