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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.
ZEFIRO 9 (Z9)

ZEFIRO 9 (Z9)

ZEFIRO 9 (Z9)

Italy
  • PROPELLANT MASS: 11 tons

The Zefiro 9 motor —Vega C’s third stage— was developed by Avio. The Zefiro 9 is 4.12 meters long and is loaded with 10,567 kg. of solid propellant HTPB 1912, providing maximum vacuum thrust of 317 kN. It offers a burn time of approximately 120 seconds.

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