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Offline Rik ISS-fan

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #200 on: 11/22/2017 09:32 PM »
Something to read: OHB 9-month report 2017 {direct download} OHB SE website
The German solid casing production proces was tested. Normal pressure is 100bar, tested at 125bar was fine. Later they did a burst test, the test casing failed at 212 bar.
They started fabrication of (liquid) tank segments and structures in Bremen. In Early 2018 in Augsburg they will open a new factories for liquid stage segments and structures.
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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #201 on: 11/23/2017 06:57 AM »
This new casing will not fly before 2023 at best on Ariane 6 and Vega-C (P120c SRMs) and the Italians do their best (and have heavy influence within ESA) to avoid that any work share transfer from Avio to MT-A ever occur. So we should not read too much into this news reported by MT-A

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #202 on: 11/23/2017 07:55 AM »
Remember, this is an UPDATES thread.

Any discussions and/or opinions should be taken to the DISCUSSION thread. Thank you.

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #203 on: 11/24/2017 05:13 PM »
Vulcain 2.1 sitting in Lampoldshausen, waiting for it's first test-firing.

Source

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #204 on: 11/27/2017 03:10 PM »
« Last Edit: 11/27/2017 03:11 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #205 on: 11/29/2017 10:01 AM »
This speaks for itself:

And here on ESA's website
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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #206 on: 12/08/2017 03:04 PM »

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #207 on: 12/15/2017 12:35 AM »
Euronews report from French Guiana

Length 8:30


Race to build Ariane 6 rocket launch pad

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #208 on: 12/15/2017 12:07 PM »
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The new #Ariane6 mobile gantry being built at #ELA4 is pretty impressive...

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/941632494474022912

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #209 on: 12/15/2017 12:33 PM »
Euronews report from French Guiana

Length 8:30


Race to build Ariane 6 rocket launch pad
And as usual on ESA youtube

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #210 on: 12/22/2017 04:13 PM »
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Had a peek down the new #Ariane6 #ELA4 flame trench being built, impressive... #CSG

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/944254153865428993

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #211 on: 12/22/2017 04:31 PM »
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And another shot from the side, concrete being poured in, cant wait to launch from here, exciting times... #ELA4 #Ariane6 #CSG

https://twitter.com/dutchspace/status/944255229943533569

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #212 on: 12/25/2017 09:32 PM »
Another spiffy animation posted by Ariane Group, and unusually linked directly in .mp4 form.

https://www.ariane.group/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ariane-6-carianegroup-holding-2017.mp4

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #213 on: 01/09/2018 08:04 PM »
End signalled for European Ariane 5 rocket

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A final order for a batch of 10 Ariane 5 rockets has been raised.

The vehicle, which has been the mainstay of European launcher activity for the past 20 years, will be phased out once its successor is in place.

ArianeGroup, the French-led industrial consortium, expects its new Ariane 6 to be flying no later than mid-2020, and in full operational service in 2023.

At that point, Ariane 5 can be retired. The last order ensures sufficient rockets are available for the handover.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/science-environment-42623300

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #214 on: 01/10/2018 10:04 AM »

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #215 on: 01/12/2018 08:52 AM »
Lengthy interview by brest.malville.com with Stephane Isreal

The topics discussed - SpaceX, constellations, buy European, etc... - have been raised before, but it's an interesting read nonetheless.

Ariane reste "confiant" devant les ambitions de SpaceX

My attempt at translation is here: https://twitter.com/AuerSusan/status/951750445592121344
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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #216 on: 01/12/2018 07:32 PM »
Remember, this is an UPDATES thread.

Any discussions and/or opinions should be taken to the DISCUSSION thread. Thank you.
A reminder...

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #217 on: 01/14/2018 03:59 PM »
Nothing goes above Lego!
twitter ArianeGroup
I had a very good laugh.

On the more serious side: ArianeGroup tweet and Website:
Ariane 6 development has passed maturity gate 6.2 (MG 6.2) in mid. December. Now the construction of the first Ariane 62 can commence.

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #218 on: 01/23/2018 09:35 AM »
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Europe's @ArianeGroup says 1st test firing of Ariane 6 main stage Vulcain 2.1 engine concluded successfully in Lampoldshausen, Germany. Test lasted 650 seconds.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/955732261239959552

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #219 on: 01/23/2018 10:48 AM »
Arianegroup video featuring including footage from the first Vulcain 2.1 test

https://twitter.com/ArianeGroup/status/955748778136436736

Further info via DLR:

- Test campaign will last 7 months
- This engine still had elements of Vulcain 2.0: eg. the pyro ignition system
- This is done to establish a compression base line between 2 and 2.1
- The next test's ignition will be done via propane gas,

German language link:
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10259/369_read-25584/#/gallery/29560

GIF outtake from the video, startup sequence
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