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Ariane 5 fairing separation system undergoes testing
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- Title Ariane 5 fairing separation system undergoes testing
- Released 22/06/2012
- Length 00:00:37
- Language English
- Footage Type Exterior shot
- Copyright RUAG – ESA
An Ariane 5 fairing underwent separation tests on 20 June 2012 to help improve the ride to orbit provided by Europe’s heavy launcher for its passengers.
The new HSS-3+ horizontal separation system was tested in the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA’s Glenn Research Plum Brook in Sandusky, USA, and will reduce stress on the payload by a factor of about 100.