Vector: Inaugural orbital flight this autumn, then we throttle up

by Peter B. de Selding

DELFT, The Netherlands — Nano-satellite launch service provider Vector plans to separate itself from the dense pack of small satellite launch vehicles with an inaugural orbital flight this year of two pico satellites using a deployer provided by Alba Orbital of Scotland.

Glasgow-based Alba and Vector of Tucson, Arizona, see themselves as pioneers in the pocketQube satellite movement. Alba’s home town is now the place where more small satellites are built than any other city in the world, by AAC Mictrotec Clyde Space and Spire Global, among others.

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