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Vega C IN-DEPTH

Largely derivated from Vega, Vega C offers improved capacity, flexibility and performance, perfectly adapted to the light-lift market segment. Versatile, modular and competitive are key design features of Vega C:

  • a new solid fuel engine -P120C- which will be used for Vega C and Ariane 6 strap-on booster in order reduce costs and increase performance;
  • improved second stage;
  • and larger fairing to significantly increase payload mass and volume capabilities.
Payload Fairing

Payload Fairing

Payload Fairing

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  • Height: 9.3 meters
  • Diameter: 3.3 meters

Vega C’s fairing —produced by RUAG— consists of a two-half-shell carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) sandwich with aluminum honeycomb structure. The total thickness is approximately 20 mm.

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