Status Report

Results of the Independent Inquiry Commission related to Vega flight VV17 mission loss

By SpaceRef Editor
December 17, 2020
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On Tuesday 17 November, Arianespace announced the loss of the Vega VV17 mission, carrying two payloads: SEOSAT-Ingenio for ESA and TARANIS for the French space agency, CNES.

Arianespace and ESA set up immediately an independent Inquiry Commission, on 18 November. 

The Commission has now provided the results of the Independent Inquiry Commission.

Daniel Neuenschwander, Director Transportation ESA and Stéphane Israël, CEO of Arianespace, will jointly present the findings of this commission on Friday, 18 December at 09:00 CET, in the presence of: 
•    Giovanni Colangelo, ESA Inspector General
•    Pierre-Yves Tissier, Deputy Chief Technical Officer of Arianespace
•    Giulio Ranzo, CEO AVIO

Media Registration

Press are invited to register at the following link by Thursday 17 December.

After registering, media will receive additional information and the link to the online media briefing. For further information, please contact ESA Newsroom and Media Relations Office – 

SpaceRef staff editor.