Europe's Launcher "Vega-C" Is Ready To Launch

The European Space Agency is ready to launch its latest and brand new Vega-C rocket. The fully stacked " Vega-C" rocket is having four stages.

It stands for about 35 meters tall. The Vega-C rocket is about 16 feet taller than the previous model. The launch pad is in Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.


The Vega-C is an upgraded version of the European Vega launcher, which has flown 20 times since its inaugural test-launched in February 2012.

The Vega-C launcher

The Vega-C is a single-body launcher that has no booster. It's equipped with three solid propulsion stages. and an additional liquid propulsion upper module.

"Vega-C features major enhancements from Vega, both in the rocket and its ground infrastructure."
Vega programs manager Renato Lafranconi said in a statement 

Renato Lafranconi

The result of the Vega-C launcher is a large capacity for liquid propellant allowing it to deliver payloads to multiple orbits and stay in space for a long period.

The Vega and Ariane 5 rockets are slated for retirement with Vega-C and Ariane 6

European engineers designed the "Vega-C" where "C" stands for Consolidation