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AVUM+ shaker testing
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- Title AVUM+ shaker testing
- Released: 22/11/2018
- Length 00:01:00
- Language English
- Footage Type Interior Shot
- Copyright ESA - European Space Agency
ESA's upper stage propulsion module for use on Europe's future Vega-C in 2019, underwent vibration testing on the QUAD shaker at the ESTEC Test Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, during November 2018.
This Attitude Vernier Upper Module, AVUM+, provides several improvements on Vega's AVUM including: composite skin sandwich structure, increased propellant load and main engine re-ignition capabilities, giving more flexibility for multi-payload missions.
ESA’s Test Centre simulates every aspect of space including recreating the equivalent vibration of a rocket launch.