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Vega launch stages. Computer artwork showing the launch stages of the European Space Agency's Vega small satellite launcher as it puts a satellite in a Sun-synchronous Earth orbit. The Vega launcher is capable of placing single or multiple satellites in polar or low Earth orbit. The first launch of the rocket was on the 13th February 2012.
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