Vega fairings compared

Vega fairings compared

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01/08/2017 5:19 am

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ESA

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The fairing, which protects the mission payload from the thermal, acoustic and aerodynamic stresses on the ascent to space, is made using out-of-autoclave technology developed in collaboration with ESA by RUAG Space Switzerland with ELV as prime contractor. 

The Vega fairing shell on the right is made using out-of-autoclave technology and has no metallic joints compared to the heritage version on the left.

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