Earth Observation Mission News
Arianespace orbits 600th satellite, the PRISMA Earth observation satellite for the Italian Space Agency
21 March 2019
On its third launch of the year, Arianespace has successfully orbited the PRISMA Earth observation satellite on behalf of the ASI Italian space agency, within the scope of a contract with OHB Italia.
This was the first Vega launch in 2019, and the 14th successful launch in a row for this light launcher since its introduction at the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in 2012. The launch took place on Thursday, 21 March at 10:50 pm local time in French Guiana.
Image credit: ASI - Artist's rendition of the deployed PRISMA satellite