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Arianespace Vega rocket to launch 5 satellites into space tonight


Arianespace will launch a new earth observation satellite today (August 16th GMT) along with 4 tiny satellites. The 4 nano satellites are going to study electromagnetic fields of space



An Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV19, will launch the Pléiades Neo 4 satellites and a quartet of cubesats from the Guiana space centre in Kourou, French Guiana in South America at 01:47GMT.


You can watch the launch on Space.com or you could watch it directly off youtube here. The livestream will start about 20 minutes before liftoff.


All of the satellites, comprising a total payload of approximately 2268 lbs. (1,029 kilograms), will be placed into a sun-synchronous orbit.


This mission will be Arianespace's 2nd mission of 2021, 19th mission overall.

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