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Vega-C stages in launch preparation as Avio, Arianespace progress toward rocket’s debut


Vega-C stages in launch preparation as Avio, Arianespace progress toward rocket’s debut Components for the first Vega-C (Vega Consolidation) rocket are entering launch preparations at the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana. This month, the first flightworthy P120C solid rocket motor was activated and moved to the launch facility. Vega-C is an upgraded version of the Vega rocket and is currently set to launch no earlier than April 2022. The rocket will feature improved first and second stage solid rocket motors, an upgraded liquid-fueled AVUM+ upper stage, and usher in an era of propulsion system commonality between the Vega and Ariane rocket lines.   More



(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Jan 27)

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