View Full Version : Main Engine Tests for New European Rocket

2006-Jun-15, 11:50 PM
Development of Europe's new Vega launcher is ready for a series of important tests. This new launcher is designed to launch smaller, lighter payloads than the much larger Ariane fleet of rockets. Engineers are now getting ready to test its first stage, a solid-fuel rocket motor that includes a steerable nozzle. If all goes well, the first launch of the Vega is scheduled for 2007 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

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