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Offline 99miles

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cost to produce ESA engines
« on: 07/13/2017 04:23 PM »
Does anyone know what ESA spends to make any of the following engines:  Vinci, Vulcain, Aestus, HM-7A, P230, Viking, and HM-7B ?  I believe ESA does not sell these engines to outside buyers, but if they did, what would the prices be?

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Re: cost to produce ESA engines
« Reply #1 on: 07/13/2017 05:15 PM »
Does anyone know what ESA spends to make any of the following engines:  Vinci, Vulcain, Aestus, HM-7A, P230, Viking, and HM-7B ?  I believe ESA does not sell these engines to outside buyers, but if they did, what would the prices be?

Several misconceptions in your post:
- ESA only provides/provided money to develop those engines.
- Development is done mainly by European industry, under ESA guidance and funding.
- Engines are produced by the European industry and procured by Arianespace.
- Arianespace is the company that operates the Ariane and Vega launch vehicles.
- Engine IP is owned by industry, not ESA.

In short: ESA does not make the engines, nor does it sell them. Industry does however but only for Arianespace.
Information about prices is scarce and proprietary.

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Re: cost to produce Snecma engines
« Reply #2 on: 07/13/2017 06:33 PM »
My bad.  I meant Snecma, not ESA.  I know that price/cost information is scarce.  If no one knows actual numbers, I'd be interested in informed speculation.

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Re: cost to produce ESA engines
« Reply #3 on: 07/13/2017 06:47 PM »
10 million Euro for Vulcain 2.0 is often quoted by Airbus Safran.

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Re: cost to produce ESA engines
« Reply #4 on: 07/13/2017 08:48 PM »
Don't know cost but Viking engines for PSLV and GSLV were provided for testing during the launcher development, whereas flight engines were license built Viking under name Vikas.