The Vega-C rocket lifting off at the Kourou space base, French Guiana. Photo: AP
The Vega-C rocket lifting off at the Kourou space base, French Guiana. Photo: AP
Space

Europe’s access to space in jeopardy after Vega-C rocket failure

  • Investigation launched after the latest version of Italy’s Vega-C rocket failed on its second mission
  • Launch failure destroys two Earth-imaging satellites and further complicates Europe’s access to space

The Vega-C rocket lifting off at the Kourou space base, French Guiana. Photo: AP
The Vega-C rocket lifting off at the Kourou space base, French Guiana. Photo: AP
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