Moscow, July 11 – AIF-Moscow.
The launch of the Vega carrier rocket, under which it was planned to deliver the UAE military satellite to orbit, ended in failure.
The incident was reported by the executive vice president of the French company Arianespace Luce Fabregett, RIA Novosti reports.
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Note that at first the launch should have been on July 6, then July 8. Both times the start was postponed due to the weather.
As a result, the Vega launch vehicle launched from the Kourou cosmodrome on July 10 at 22:53. According to Fabregett, about two minutes after launch, a serious deviation from the trajectory occurred, which led to the failure of the mission.
“On behalf of Arianespace, I would like to express my deepest apologies to our customers for the loss of cargo,” she said.
After analyzing the incident, Arianespace will tell you more about the incident.
Note that the lost satellite was to be the tenth satellites of the United Arab Emirates in Earth orbit. The country plans by next year to bring the number of its satellites to 12.