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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #180 on: 09/19/2017 08:54 PM »
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First P120C SRM propellant casting complete at Regulus. One more step towards Ariane 6 and Vega C

https://twitter.com/giulioranzo/status/910056626681499648

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #181 on: 09/24/2017 04:48 PM »
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Second P120C Booster case manufactured and successfully tested. Ramping up towards Ariane 6 and Vega C. More to come soon.

https://twitter.com/giulioranzo/status/911557791885795329

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #182 on: 09/24/2017 06:59 PM »

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #183 on: 09/29/2017 09:05 PM »
Isn't that a render of CCU4 (A6 payload assembly transporter, comparable to the transporter for Soyuz and Vega) on the image from DutchSpace!?

Also a YouTube channel to check often: CNES CSG
« Last Edit: 10/08/2017 09:01 AM by Rik ISS-fan »

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #184 on: 09/30/2017 01:33 PM »
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The new #ELA4 #ZL4 launch pad for #Ariane6 is taking shape quickly, early September shot

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/914110189955158016

Sorry, hit post too soon:

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Updated overview shot of #ELA4 for #Ariane6, gantry foundation clearly visible in the front, #BAL starting to take shape in the back

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/914110959945383936
« Last Edit: 09/30/2017 01:36 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #185 on: 09/30/2017 03:55 PM »
Isn't that a render of CCU4 (A6 payload assembly transporter, comparable to the transporter for Soyuz and Vega) on the image from DutchSpace!?

Also a YouTube channel to check often: CNES CSG
they will be similar but AFAIK the one shown only transports the integrated payload stack from the A5 BAF to ELA-4 (ZL4).

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #186 on: 10/06/2017 04:23 PM »
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Ariane 6 could use reusable Prometheus engine, designer says

LES MUREAUX, France and WASHINGTON — Europe’s upcoming Ariane 6 rocket, though designed to be expendable, could one day sport a reusable engine, according to Patrick Bonguet, head of the Ariane 6 program at ArianeGroup.

Whether or not the rocket would ever use that engine, called Prometheus, depends on whether Ariane 6 manufacturer ArianeGroup, formerly Airbus Safran Launchers, finds enough benefit for the European launch sector. So far, the merits of reusable rockets to ArianeGroup are unclear at best, Bonguet said, but the company is researching the technology to be ready for implementation should it prove worthwhile.

“We could replace Vulcain 2.1 by Prometheus,” Bonguet told SpaceNews. “Or Prometheus can be the first break to build the next generation. We will see where we are in 2025 or 2030, and then decide on the right time whether to go one way or the other.”

http://spacenews.com/ariane-6-could-use-reusable-prometheus-engine-designer-says/

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #187 on: 10/07/2017 02:06 PM »
"A smaller tip-toe into reusability could come through salvaging Ariane 6’s payload fairings. Swiss manufacturer Ruag Space is developing reusable fairings, which Bonguet said are of interest to ArianeGroup."

Ruag also make ULA fairings so don't be surprised ULA also try for fairing reuse.


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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #188 on: 10/07/2017 04:51 PM »
Remember: this is the UPDATES thread. Please take any non-UPDATE posts to the DISCUSSION thread. Thank you.

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #189 on: 10/08/2017 09:08 AM »
(although not totally on topic)
« Last Edit: 10/08/2017 08:52 PM by Rik ISS-fan »

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #190 on: 10/14/2017 11:06 AM »
ESA P120C update:
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
- P120C inert motor is casted. (takes 36 hours, has to harden for 10 days)
- In november they will cast the first P120C
- Static testing will take place in April.

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