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ESA Vega Update

ESA is reporting that 'An important step forward has just been made in 
the development of ESA?s Vega launcher. After several months work at 
the Guiana Propellant Plant at Europe?s Spaceport the inert casting 
of the main Vega motor has been successfully carried out'.


The 30-meter tall Vega launcher will be capable of placing a 1.5 ton
payload into polar orbit, and it is scheduled for its first launch in
2006 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, where the Ariane 1 launch
facilities are being adapted for its use. 

Hmmm, wonder if a cheap ride to polar orbit might be had on the maiden
voyage for an auxilary payload?

Jeff, KE9V
AMSAT #28350
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