Rocket: Vega
Payload: Proba-V & VNREDSat 1
Launch Date: May 6/7
Launch Time: 0206:31 (10:06:31 p.m. EDT)
Window: Instantaneous
Site: SLV, Guiana Space Center, Kourou, French Guiana

Launch preview

Countdown timeline

Launch timeline

Vega diagram

Arianespace press kit

Proba-V brochure

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We will have live streaming coverage of the second launch of Europe's Vega rocket beginning at 0145 GMT (9:45 p.m. EDT).

Mission Status Center

By Stephen Clark

Welcome to Spaceflight Now's live coverage of the launch of a Vega rocket with the Proba-V and VNREDSat 1 remote sensing satellites. Text updates will appear automatically; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

Replay of the first Vega launch in February 2012.

Expedition 29 Patch