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Avio: Vega on the launch pad

Vega, the European launcher built by Avio, is on the launch pad at the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, set to place into orbit satellites of major importance for everyday life. The seventh (VV07) flight also signals the start of the commercial phase, for...

Avio once again confirms reliability

Firing test of the Solid Rocket Motor (MPS) of the Ariane 5 booster in Kourou, French Guiana, concluded successfully. This was the sixth firing test of ARTA (Accompagnement et Recherche Technologique Ariane), an ESA programme that has the objective of maintaining the qualification status of...

Avio: a new contract for Vega

Vega, the European launcher built by Avio, was chosen by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the launch of its ADM-Aeolus satellite scheduled for late 2017. The mission will play a key role in the Earth exploration program as ADM-Aeolus will enable three-dimensional observation of...

AVIO: Successful flight for the Ariane 5 VA230

European launcher Ariane 5 has successfully completed its third mission in 2016, putting the BRIsat and EchoStar XVIII satellites into orbit. The mission left the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana Saturday 18th June at 18:39 local time, 23:39 in Roma, and had a...

AVIO: Successful flight for the Ariane 5 VA229

The mission lifted off at 02:20 AM local time, 06:20 AM in Rome, from the Kourou European Space Centre in French Guiana, and lasted for a total of 27 minutes and 23 seconds. EUTELSAT 65 WEST A was correctly placed into a geostationary transfer orbit. Giulio...

AVIO: propulsion module completed for the EDRS-C satellite

AVIO has completed and delivered a major satellite propulsion system to its customer, confirming its expertise in space propulsion systems for satellites as well as launchers. AVIO engineers at Colleferro developed the CPPS (Chemical Propulsion Subsystem) for the EDRS-C geostationary satellite. A commission including OHB, the...

AVIO reunites in Italy the brains of European space

About a hundred of the main European experts in space launchers gathered at Colleferro, near Rome, for a project in which the AVIO Group has a leading role both for the new space motors and especially for the VEGA C orbital launcher. “Thanks to the...

AVIO: First success of 2016 with Ariane 5

This is the 273rd mission carried out by the European family of launchers, which includes the VEGA - a next-generation launcher designed and built by AVIO through its ELV subsidiary. The two motors produced by AVIO provided the necessary thrust to Ariane 5 in the first...

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