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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #20 on: 07/28/2007 05:57 PM »
Im still not sure whether its the RD-869 or RD-861K. I did find a news report that the latter was test-fired at the beginning of this year, albeit for the Tsyklon 4 programme.
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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #21 on: 07/29/2007 02:08 PM »
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Im still not sure whether its the RD-869 or RD-861K. I did find a news report that the latter was test-fired at the beginning of this year, albeit for the Tsyklon 4 programme.

Not only RD-869 throttled thrust matches that of AVUM (from VEGA brochure), also the Isp is almost identical. RD-861K thrust is way to big and Isp differs more.

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #22 on: 12/05/2007 12:49 PM »
A prototype of the P80 rocket motor, which will power the first stage of ESA's new small launcher - Vega, was successfully tested on 4 December at the Guiana Space Centre, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Ignition occurred at 12:35 local time (15:35 UTC/GMT).

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http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Launchers_Home/SEMXE029R9F_0.html

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #23 on: 03/31/2008 09:45 AM »
Successful qualification firing test for Zefiro 23
 
31 March 2008
On 27 March 2008, the second stage motor for Vega - Europe's new small launcher - successfully completed a static firing test at the Salto Di Quirra Inter-force Test Range in Sardinia, Italy.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMSEBR03EF_index_0.html

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #24 on: 03/31/2008 02:23 PM »
How are they avoiding the oscillations occurring with solids? I've heard that Vega is advanced in this regard, which is one of the reasons it's been so slow to develop.

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #25 on: 03/31/2008 06:56 PM »
Since the Zefiro 9 underperformed on the second test firing, is it going to be modified and tested a third time or fly as-is?
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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #26 on: 03/31/2008 09:27 PM »
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Since the Zefiro 9 underperformed on the second test firing, is it going to be modified and tested a third time or fly as-is?

“The project team will rendezvous at Salto Di Quirra in June for the Zefiro 9 firing test,” announced Paolo Bellomi, Technical Director of ELV, the Vega launcher prime contractor.

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Launchers_Home/SEMSEBR03EF_0.html

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #27 on: 03/31/2008 10:59 PM »
A couple of older Vega news:

Vega launch vehicle modal characterisation test successfully completed (December 2007)
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Launchers_Home/SEM6MD2MDAF_0.html

Qualification of Vega on-board computer completed (October 2007)
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Launchers_Home/SEMARLAMS7F_0.html

Contract for Vega roll and attitude control subsystem signed (August 2007)
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Launchers_Home/SEMS7DWUP4F_0.html

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #28 on: 04/08/2008 10:38 PM »
Yuzhnoye SDO has shipped the VG 143 Main Engine, that is a part of Liquid Propulsion System for the Upper Module of European VEGA Lunch Vehicle

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #29 on: 04/18/2008 06:15 AM »
I can not understand well with you. What's the meaning?

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #30 on: 04/18/2008 09:19 AM »
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I can not understand well with you. What's the meaning?
I think he means that the upper stage engine has left the factory, and is on its way to wherever integration of the upper stage is taking place.

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #31 on: 04/23/2008 10:58 AM »
2GW_Simulations: correct
2Delicious: is there any other interpretation for my post?

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #32 on: 07/01/2008 06:23 AM »
GUIANA DEBUT OF SOYUZ, VEGA DELAYED UNTIL 2ND HALF OF 2009

http://www.space.com/spacenews/spacenews_summary.html#BM_2

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #33 on: 08/19/2008 02:28 PM »
Vega Readies for Flight - Status and Qualification Flight Preparation
http://www.esa.int/esapub/bulletin/bulletin135/bul135f_bianchi.pdf

The development of Vega passed major milestones in 2007 and 2008, providing essential results in terms of test data and design consolidation. These will lead to the Qualification Flight from Europeís Spaceport in French Guiana at the end of 2009. This will be an important step in the implementation of the European strategy in the launcher sector and the guarantee of access to space for Europe, as  endorsed  by  the  ESA  Ministerial Council in 2003.
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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #34 on: 08/19/2008 02:52 PM »
Vega is a very interesting vehicle.  Keep these updates coming.  Thanks!
Scott

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #35 on: 09/28/2008 06:54 AM »
vega avum engine, ukraine, aviasvit

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #36 on: 09/28/2008 06:45 PM »
Very interesting, thanks for the image.

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #37 on: 10/09/2008 03:25 PM »
In 2012, Vega will carry ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle into space. The vehicle will then return to Earth to test a range of enabling systems and technologies for atmospheric re-entry. A new video with computer generated animations of the vehicle and its mission is now available.


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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #38 on: 10/24/2008 04:05 PM »
Successful first test for Vega’s Zefiro 9-A solid-fuel rocket motor

Yesterday, the Zefiro 9-A motor successfully completed its first firing test at the Salto di Quirra Inter-force Test Range in Sardinia (Italy). This was the penultimate firing test for the engine prior to the Vega launcher’s qualification flight, scheduled to take place by the end of 2009.

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM0KERTKMF_index_0.html

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Re: ESA - Vega Updates
« Reply #39 on: 02/02/2009 12:59 PM »
   
Widespread interest for the 2nd European CubeSat Workshop
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM8S7WPXPF_index_0.html
23 January 2009
The Second European CubeSat Workshop, organised by the ESA Education Office, was held at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands from 20 to 22 January 2009.
 
Following the success of a similar workshop in 2008, there was an even higher level of interest shown by universities and students for this year’s event, with more than 200 participants representing universities from many countries.

The first day of the workshop programme included a series of talks about the status of the nine CubeSats that will be launched as a secondary payload on the maiden flight of Europe's Vega launch vehicle – a flight opportunity offered to universities by the ESA Education Office, in cooperation with the Agency's Launchers Directorate. 

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