Live coverage: Vega rocket poised to launch 53 smallsats from French Guiana

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Vega rocket with a cluster of 53 small satellites from 21 customers in 13 countries. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

Artist’s illustration of the 53 small satellites riding on the Vega rocket’s first dedicated rideshare mission. In this illustration, the Vega rocket’s Zefiro 9 third stage motor is firing. Credit: ESA – J. Huart

Arianespace’s live video webcast begins at approximately 0135 GMT (9:35 p.m. EDT), and will be available on this page.

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