The two primary payloads for Vega’s second launch are readied at the Spaceport

Payload preparations for the second Vega launch from French Guiana have commenced, with this upcoming mission’s two primary satellite passengers – VNREDSat-1A and Proba-V – now undergoing their initial checkout at the Spaceport. Vega is the lightweight member of Arianespace’s launcher family, which joins its medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 vehicles.