Arianespace signs Vega production contracts with ESA and ELVSeptember 13, 2010 at 7:47 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Arianespace and the European Space Agency signed yesterday in Paris the production contract for the first operational Vega launch.
At the same time, Arianespace and Vega prime contractor ELV signed the VERTA framework contract, covering the five Vega launchers to be delivered after the qualification flight.
The framework contract provides for ELV to deliver five Vega launchers to Arianespace. Vega is a small launch vehicle with three solid-propulsion stages, and a fourth stage with a reignitable liquid rocket engine…more