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Vega launches their second Pléiades Neo imaging satellite into orbit


Arianespace launched a second satellite for the Pléiades Neo imaging constellation Aug. 16 on a Vega rocket.


The satellite will take on a 620 km polar orbit.


The Pléiades Neo 4 satellite lifted off from French Guiana 9:47 p.m. Eastern, successfully separating from the rocket about an hour later.


Two more Pléiades Neo satellites are slated to launch together on an upgraded Vega C rocket in the first half of 2022 to complete the constellation.


With 4 satellites, they will be able to view every point on earth at least twice a day.





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