On February 13, 2012 at 12.00 at
Kyiv time from the CSG Space Center in Kourou,
located in French Guiana, there has been the first European launch of carrier
rocket of a light class "Vega".
It is set the flight engine on the
fourth stage of the rocket, developed by the State Enterprise Yuzhnoye Design Bureau named after M.K. Yangel
and made by the State Enterprise A.M. Makarov Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant (Dnipropetrovsk).
The engine has worked off
successfully under a given cycle-program, the launch vehicle has fully
fulfilled flight program: nine satellites has put into the calculated orbit -
two Italian LARES and ALMASat-1 and seven microsatellites CubeSat