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
|Launch Date:||November 2018|
|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.
? Launch Vehicle Overview: Vega