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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.
P120C

P120C

P120C

France
Italy
  • PROPELLANT MASS: 142 tons

The P120C solid propellant motor is derived from the original Vega launcher’s P80 first stage. Like its predecessor, the structural casing is made of carbon fiber —which is built from pre-impregnated epoxy sheets through filament winding and automatic fabric deposition.

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