July 11, 2019

Vega fails on 15th flight

Statement by CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall after the failure of Vega on its 15th flight:

“This failure reminds us once more that we are in a tough business and that the line between success and failure is a very fine one indeed. The failure is all the more unexpected, coming as it does after a run of 14 straight successes that had proved the maturity of the Vega launch system. Our teams shall now be getting straight down to work to analyse, understand and fix the causes of the failure so that Europe can return to flight with Vega as quickly as possible.”

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Pascale Bresson    Press Officer    Tel: +33 (0)1 44 76 75 39    pascale.bresson@cnes.fr
Raphaël Sart    Press Officer    Tel: +33 (0)1 44 76 74 51    raphael.sart@cnes.fr

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