FRANCE-SPACE-EUROPE-VEGA-SATELLITE : News Photo

FRANCE-SPACE-EUROPE-VEGA-SATELLITE

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This hand out picture taken on May 6, 2013 shows Europe's lightweight rocket, Vega, taking off from Kourou space base in French Guiana late on May 6 for the first mission, webcast live, since its maiden flight in February last year. The rocket lifted off at 0206 GMT on May 7, carrying two small Earth-observation satellites and a microsatellite. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the 140-kilogramme (300-pound) Proba-V satellite is designed to map vegetation cover as an aid to monitor crops and predict famines. AFP PHOTO / ESA / STEPHANE CORVAJA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO / ESA / STEPHANE CORVAJA' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - (Photo credit should read STEPHANE CORVAJA/AFP/Getty Images)
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This hand out picture taken on May 6, 2013 shows Europe's lightweight rocket, Vega, taking off from Kourou space base in French Guiana late on May 6 for the first mission, webcast live, since its maiden flight in February last year. The rocket lifted off at 0206 GMT on May 7, carrying two small Earth-observation satellites and a microsatellite. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the 140-kilogramme (300-pound) Proba-V satellite is designed to map vegetation cover as an aid to monitor crops and predict famines. AFP PHOTO / ESA / STEPHANE CORVAJA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO / ESA / STEPHANE CORVAJA' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - (Photo credit should read STEPHANE CORVAJA/AFP/Getty Images)
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May 06, 2013
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This hand out picture taken on May 6 2013 shows Europe's lightweight... News Photo 168212176Base,Europe,Fly,French Guiana,French Overseas Territory,Hand,Kourou,Lightweight,Maiden,Picture,Rocket,Science and Technology,Show,Space,Space Mission,Taking,Vertical,Web-Based BroadcastingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis hand out picture taken on May 6, 2013 shows Europe's lightweight rocket, Vega, taking off from Kourou space base in French Guiana late on May 6 for the first mission, webcast live, since its maiden flight in February last year. The rocket lifted off at 0206 GMT on May 7, carrying two small Earth-observation satellites and a microsatellite. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the 140-kilogramme (300-pound) Proba-V satellite is designed to map vegetation cover as an aid to monitor crops and predict famines. AFP PHOTO / ESA / STEPHANE CORVAJA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO / ESA / STEPHANE CORVAJA' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - (Photo credit should read STEPHANE CORVAJA/AFP/Getty Images)