back to article ESA's Vega rocket delivers Taiwanese and Thai satellites to low Earth orbit

Arianespace delivered 12 satellites into low earth orbit via a Vega rocket launch from Spaceport in French Guiana on Sunday night. The rocket separated from Thailand's optical observation satellite, THEOS-2, and Taiwan's weather satellite, Triton, first. It followed up that maneuver 50 minutes later by releasing the ten …

  1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    a propellant-free electric sail

    There's just something really appealing about that phrase. Very James Bond: "No, Mr Bond, you will be attached to a propellant-free electric sail and then you will die. Mwahaha!"

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