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Status

Failure

Falcon Eye 1

Launch Time
Thu Jul 11, 2019 01:53 UTC
An anomaly occurred shortly after the planned second stage ignition, leading to a loss of the launch vehicle and its payload.

Rocket

Vega
Arianespace
Status: Active
Price: $37.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 2,200 kN
Payload to LEO: 1,436 kg
Stages: 4
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 29.9 m
Fairing Diameter: 2.6 m
Fairing Height: 7.88 m

Mission Details

Falcon Eye 1

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces on July 22 2018 contracted with Astrium Satellites and Thales Alenia Space of France to provide the Falcon Eye high-resolution optical reconnaissance system. The satellites are based on the upgraded versions of the French Pléiades-HR earth observation satellites. They will feature the HiRI (High-Resolution Imager) imaging system with a ground resolution of 70 cm across a 20 km swath.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,200 kg
Low Earth Orbit

Location

Stats

2019

44th orbital launch attempt

Arianespace

275th mission
12th failed mission

Vega

15th mission
1st failed mission