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Arianespace targeting October 4 for its next Vega launch VV23

Arianespace targeting October 4 for its next Vega launch VV23

Arianespace’s next mission is targeted on October 4, 2023 at 10:36 p.m. local time (October 5, 01:36 a.m. UTC), from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana with a Vega launcher. The mission, called VV23, will place its passengers into sun-synchronous orbit. Additional information about this Vega launch, due to embark a main passenger, THEOS-2, a secondary one, FORMOSAT-7R/TRITON, as well as ten auxiliary payloads, is provided here below:

  • THEOS-2 (THailand Earth Observation System-2) is a high-resolution Earth observation optical satellite, part of the next-generation national geo-information system provided by Airbus Defence and Space to support the Kingdom of Thailand’s key development priorities. Delivering 0.5-meter ground resolution imagery, this end to end system will complement THEOS-1, launched in 2008 for Thailand, one of the few nations in the world able to fully exploit geo-information for societal benefits.

  • FORMOSAT-7R/TRITON, developed by the Taiwanese Space Agency (TASA), is equipped with the Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R), which collects signals that bounce off the sea surface. It helps scientists calculate the wind field over the oceans. This data will be shared with the global meteorology community, contributing to the forecast of typhoon intensity and trajectory.

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