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Fiat500USA
02-04-2012, 04:10 PM
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Jay-W
02-05-2012, 04:45 PM
We're Italophiles here in my family, so I thought I would share what has already been (and what I hope will continue to be) another great accomplishment of Italian engineering! I recently had the great pleasure to work with a team of Italian engineers from the Italian company ELV (for "European Launch Vehicle") who have had a leading role in designing and building Europe's new small/medium satellite launch vehicle called "Vega." It just so happens that the first launch of Vega is currently planned for about one week from today from the european launch facilities at Kourou, French Guiana. You can follow the launch countdown (and the launch video on the day of launch) at the following web site: http://www.arianespace.tv/. And you can read a little about Italy's role in the Vega launch vehicle in a news release by ELV's corporate parent Avio Group, here: http://www.aviogroup.com/en/media_center/press_releases/2012/avio_prepares_for_the_launch_of_vega_and_reports_s ignificant_growth_in_2011. It's a risky business and a lot of things can happen, but I wish the entire Vega team "Good Skill!" (instead of Good Luck). Go Vega! Go FIAT! Go Italy!

janaheim
02-05-2012, 05:06 PM
We're Italophiles here in my family, so I thought I would share what has already been (and what I hope will continue to be) another great accomplishment of Italian engineering! I recently had the great pleasure to work with a team of Italian engineers from the Italian company ELV (for "European Launch Vehicle") who have had a leading role in designing and building Europe's new small/medium satellite launch vehicle called "Vega." It just so happens that the first launch of Vega is currently planned for about one week from today from the european launch facilities at Kourou, French Guiana. You can follow the launch countdown (and the launch video on the day of launch) at the following web site: http://www.arianespace.tv/. And you can read a little about Italy's role in the Vega launch vehicle in a news release by ELV's corporate parent Avio Group, here: http://www.aviogroup.com/en/media_center/press_releases/2012/avio_prepares_for_the_launch_of_vega_and_reports_s ignificant_growth_in_2011. It's a risky business and a lot of things can happen, but I wish the entire Vega team "Good Skill!" (instead of Good Luck). Go Vega! Go Italy!

Thank you for this wonderful post. I'll be watching.

Ciao

Jay-W
02-13-2012, 01:01 PM
For Italy & Italians, the phrase "The things we make, make us." takes on a new and significant dimension today with the successful launch of the Vega small/medium-satellite launch vehicle! Congratulations to ELV, Avio, Astrium and all involved! Check out some launch video at the link below (It's in French 'cause the launch was from the European launch facilities in French Guiana). With the success of the Cinquecento line here in the US and the impending release of the 5-door 500L in Geneva, excitement over Italian design & engineering could not be any greater right now!

http://www.space.com/14549-vega-lift-inaugural-flight-european-rocket.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+spaceheadlines+%28SPACE.com+H eadline+Feed%29

500ways
02-13-2012, 02:24 PM
For Italy & Italians, the phrase "The things we make, make us." takes on a new and significant dimension today with the successful launch of the Vega small/medium-satellite launch vehicle! Congratulations to ELV, Avio, Astrium and all involved! Check out some launch video at the link below (It's in French 'cause the launch was from the European launch facilities in Frech Guiana). With the success of the Cinquecento line here in the US and the impending release of the 5-door 500L in Geneva, excitement over Italian design & engineering could not be any greater right now!

http://www.space.com/14549-vega-lift-inaugural-flight-european-rocket.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+spaceheadlines+%28SPACE.com+H eadline+Feed%29

Italia, nel suo piccolo, e` molto grande. Translation: Italy, even in its small size, is very big/grand.