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  1. Successful second test firing for the P120C solid rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C

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    January 29, 2019

    • A second P120C successful test firing of 135 seconds conducted in Kourou, French Guiana • P120C – the largest monolithic carbon-fiber solid rocket motor (SRM) in the world – is loaded with 142 tons of propellant • P120C will equip the boosters of both Ariane 62 and Ariane 64 and the Vega-C first stage

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  2. Operation of Ariane 5 launchers: solid propellant motor passes sixth static firing test

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    September 8, 2016

    Today’s static firing test of the Ariane 5 solid propellant motor was a clear success. This sixth firing test of the motor was conducted on the BEAP solid booster test stand at Guiana Space Centre—Europe’s space port in Kourou—under the aegis of CNES’s Launcher Directorate and as part of ESA’s Launchers Exploitation Accompaniment Programme (LEAP).

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