Vega rocket takes off with Airbus observation satellite, Miniature CubeSats

A European Vega rocket took off on Monday night from French Guiana carrying an Earth observation satellite and four miniature “cubosats”. It was the second launch this year of the Vega, a crucial component of European ambitions to compete with rivals like Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the growing commercial aerospace market. The rocket took off … Read more