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First launch of Europes new Vega rocket.

A new launch vehicle to put smaller payloads (300-1500kg) into orbit at a lower cost.

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Added: Feb-13-2012 Occurred On: Feb-13-2012
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Tags: esa, europe, rocket, vega, launch
Location: French Guiana (load item map)
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  • It looks like competition is heating up in the space launch game.

    This can only be a good thing for commercial payloads.

    I really hope that the space agencies of the world can unite for the really important missions, that improve the knowledge of mankind as a whole.

    For instance, it seems a waste that Red China is launching rockets, and are maybe at the stage that NASA was at just post Gemini (late 50s,early 60s, with orbital rendezvous, 2 astronauts etc), when we SHOULD be combining our eff More..

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  • ok, so at 1500kg a rocket how many will they need to send the EU parliment towards the sun?

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  • The chevy vega wasn't that fast.

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  • Interesting wee video.

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  • haha chef of the mission

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  • That was a very fast lift off, nice job ESA.

    Rocket by wire, pretty cool.

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  • Suck my Vega ****.

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  • impressive stuff - at the end it was going 6Km per second - amazingly fast!

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  • Jeez...I hope the engine doesn't have an aluminum block.

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  • Think that's fast - look up the 'Sprint' missile. Old 70s techhology but holy fuck did that thing go.

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