From Kourou successfully launched the Vega rocket with two satellites

© Flickr / ESA/ S. CorvajaРакета carrier Vega on the launch pad at Kourou in French Guiana. Archival photoFrom Kourou successfully launched the Vega rocket with two satellites© Flickr / ESA/ S. Corvaja

The launch vehicle Vega with two satellites on Board in the night of Wednesday successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana.

The launch took place in 22.59 local time (4.59 GMT). The launch was broadcast on the website of the French company Arianespace.

The purpose of this launch is to launch into orbit two satellites OPTSAT-3000, intended for the Ministry of defence of Italy, and Venµs dedicated to the project of the Israeli space Agency (ISA) and the National centre for space studies of France (CNES).

Rocket launch from Kourou in the night of Wednesday was the eighth launch from this site from the beginning of the year and the tenth launch for Vega 2012.

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