ESA dual EO satellite launch fails minutes after takeoff

Kourou (AFP) Nov 17, 2020
A European space rocket failed minutes after taking off with the loss of both satellites it was carrying, its operator said Tuesday. The Vega light launcher, which would have placed Spain’s first satellite into orbit, malfunctioned roughly eight minutes after launching from a space centre in Kourou, French Guiana. Having taken off at around 11 pm local time (0200 GMT) the launcher slowed
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