Europe's Vega rocket ventures into space

New lightweight spacecraft was designed to carry European observation satellites into orbit.

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    Europe has successfully launched its lightweight Vega rocket from the Kourou base in French Guiana.

    The new rocket is meant to provide a safe, reliable and competitive means to carry observation satellites into orbit.

    More than $1.3bn has been invested in the Vega programme, with the aim of providing European nations with access to space. 

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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