European Vega C rocket fails in second mission, 2 satellites are lost

An Arianespace Vega C rocket launches from Europe
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The second mission of Europe’s new Vega C rocket did not go as planned.

The medium-lift Vega C took off from Europe space port in Kourou, French Guiana on Tuesday (December 20) at 8:47 pm EST (10:47 pm local time; 01:47 GMT on December 21), carrying two satellites for Airbus’ Pléiades Neo Earth imaging constellation .

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