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Hot firing qualifies P120C solid rocket motor for Vega-C
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- Title Hot firing qualifies P120C solid rocket motor for Vega-C
- Released: 01/02/2019
- Length 00:01:46
- Language English
- Footage Type Exterior shot
- Copyright CNES/ESA/Europropulsion
On 28 January 2019, the first qualification model of the P120C solid-fuel motor, configured for Vega-C, was static fired on the test stand at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
Fully loaded with 142 tonnes of propellant, the 13.5 m long and 3.4 m diameter motor burned for 135 seconds delivering a maximum thrust of about 4000 kN. No anomalies were seen and the performance met expectations.