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Kourou ZLV
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Spacecraft: IXV, Sentinel. Launch Vehicles: Vega.

2015 February 11 - . 13:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ZLV. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • IXV - . Mass: 1,844 kg (4,065 lb). Nation: Europe. Class: Technology. Type: Re-entry test vehicle. Spacecraft: IXV. COSPAR: 2015-0U01. Apogee: 416 km (258 mi). Perigee: 76 km (47 mi). Inclination: 5.4000 deg.

    Fourth flight of the Vega booster. The AVUM 4th stage entered a 76 km x 416 km x 5.4 deg orbit at 13:53 GMT. ESA's Intermediate Experimental Vehicle was a reentry vehicle designed to study hypersonic aerothermodynamics. The IXV reentered over the Pacific at 14:44 GMT, with parachute deployment at 15:09 GMT and splashdown at 123 deg W / 3 deg N at about 15:18 GMT.

  • AVUM VV04 - . Nation: Europe. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. COSPAR: 2015-0U01. Apogee: 430 km (260 mi). Perigee: 220 km (130 mi). Inclination: 5.4000 deg.

    The AVUM stage made a second burn at apogee at 14:11 GMT and entered a 220 km x 430 km x 5 deg orbit. A third burn followed at 15:29 GMT as the AVUM passed over Kourou again, to deorbit the stage after one trip around Earth. The AVUM reentered over the Indian Ocean around 16:15 GMT.


2015 June 23 - . 01:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ZLV. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • Sentinel 2A - . Mass: 1,130 kg (2,490 lb). Nation: Europe. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Astrobus. USAF Sat Cat: 40697 . COSPAR: 2015-028A. Apogee: 790 km (490 mi). Perigee: 788 km (489 mi). Inclination: 98.5700 deg. Period: 100.64 min.

    Visible/infrared band earth observing satellite. The visible camera had a 10 metre resolution and a 290 km swath. Sun synchronous orbit; 1030 GMT local time of the descending node. Built under a EUR 195 million ESA contract as part of the European Global Monitoring for Environment and Security system.


2015 December 3 - . 04:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ZLV. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • LISA Pathfinder - . Nation: Europe. Class: Astronomy. Type: Astronomy satellite. Spacecraft: LISA Pathfinder. USAF Sat Cat: 41043 . COSPAR: 2015-070A. Apogee: 24,805 km (15,413 mi). Perigee: 748 km (464 mi). Inclination: 6.0000 deg. En route to L1 Lagrangian point..

2016 December 5 - . 13:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ZLV. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • Gokturk-1 - . Nation: Turkey. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 41875 . COSPAR: 2016-073A. Apogee: 691 km (429 mi). Perigee: 679 km (421 mi). Inclination: 98.1000 deg. Turkish Defense Ministry's Gokturk-1 high resolution (0.7m) imaging satellite. The satellite was built by Thales Alenia (Cannes).. 2230LT SSO.

2017 March 7 - . 01:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ZLV. Launch Vehicle: Vega.
  • Sentinel-2B - . Mass: 1,130 kg (2,490 lb). Nation: Europe. Class: Surveillance. Type: Surveillance satellite. Spacecraft: Astrobus. USAF Sat Cat: 42063 . COSPAR: 2017-013A. Apogee: 782 km (485 mi). Perigee: 776 km (482 mi). Inclination: 98.6000 deg. ESA Sentinel-2B imaging satellite, part of the EU's Copernicus Earth observing system, launched by Vega VV09.


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