Arianespace signs fifth Vega C contract
20 September 2018
European launch provider Arianespace signed a contract with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute for a Vega C mission 20 Sept., growing the rocket's backlog to five as its debut launch nears.
The contract tasks Arianespace with a December 2021 launch of the Kompsat-7 Earth observation satellite that Daejeon, South Korea-based KARI is building. The launch will take place at the European launch center in Kourou, French Guiana.
Image credit: Avio - Avio CEO Giulio Ranzo (left), KARI President Lim Cheol-Ho (center) and Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël (right) signing the Kompsat-7 launch agreement.