The commercial launch arranger Spaceflght has booked two Vega launches from European launch provider Arianespace. The first flight, which will take place in early 2019 from Kourou in French Guiana, will carry a new Small Spacecraft Mission Service dispenser built by Avio Group to deliver small payloads. The payloads have not yet been identified. If successful a second flight of the Vega will follow also carrying the Small Spacecraft Mission Service dispenser.
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