Europe’s Vega-C rocket fails on 2nd mission, 2 satellites lost

The second mission of Europe’s new Vega-C rocket did not go according to plan.

The medium-lift Vega C took off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on Tuesday (December 20) at 8:47 p.m. EST (10:47 p.m. local time; 0147 GMT on December 21), carrying two satellites for Airbus’ Pléiades Neo Earth imaging constellation.

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