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Signed a euro 118.8 million contract with ESA for the development of Vega E

21.07.21

Rome, 21st July 2021 – In the ESA ESRIN headquarter of Frascati, the CEO of Avio Giulio Ranzo and the ESA Director of Space Transportation Daniel Neuenschwander have signed a Euro 118.8 million contract which ensures the advancement of the Vega launcher programme beyond 2025.

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Filament Winding Photo Gallery

02.12.19

Look at the Filament Winding technology

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Vega to Launch the ESA Biomass Satellite in 2022

28.10.19

Today Arianespace and the European Space Agency have announced the closing of the contract to launch the Biomass earth observation satellite with Vega.

The Earth Explorer Biomass mission will provide global maps of the amount of carbon stored in forests worldwide, mainly through the analysis of carbon dioxide release due to fossil fuels consumption and deforestation. Biomass also will provide essential support to United Nations treaties on the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

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Successful Qualification Test for the P120C Solid Rocket Motor

29.01.19

The carbon fiber motor, produced in Italy by Avio, will be used for the new European launchers Ariane 6 and Vega C

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Successfully Tested the M10-Methane Engine Prototype

22.10.18

Colleferro 13 November 2018 – Today in Colleferro Avio successfully tested the prototype of the new M10 liquid oxygen-methane engine, developed by Avio in partnership with the European Space Agency within the Vega E (Vega Evolution) program. The prototype is a scaled model of the third stage propulsion engine which will equip the Vega launcher starting from 2024.

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Contracts Signed with ESA to Develop Vega E and Space Rider

21.10.18

THE NEW LAUNCHER HAS A LIQUID OXYGEN/METHANE ENGINE WITH A LOW IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT. THE SPACE RIDER CAN RETURN TO EARTH AT THE END OF ITS MISSION AND BE REUSED.

Colleferro 30th November 2017 – Today, Avio signed two contracts with ESA, the European Space Agency, in Paris to develop the Vega E launcher and the Space Rider re-entry vehicle, in line with market expectations. The contracts are worth a total of €89.7 million.

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Inert Propellant Casting Loading Of The First Full Scale P120C SRM Completed

18.09.17

18 September 2017 – Regulus, an Avio/ArianeGroup joint venture, has completed the loading with inert propellant of the first Booster Case of the new P120C Solid Rocket Motor in French Guyana. Regulus is in charge of solid propellant manufacturing and casting for Vega and Ariane Launch Vehicles.

About 142 Tons of inert propellant have been produced and cast in the Booster Case, that was shipped this summer from Avio premises in Italy, to demonstrate and validate new manufacturing equipment, machines and process.

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Vega SSMS: Avio’s Solution for Multiple Launching of Small Satellites

21.06.17

Paris, 21st June 2017 – Avio, a leader in the aerospace industry listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, has presented the European Space Agency (ESA) project SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) at the International Paris  Air Show Le Bourget. The project is supported by the Italian Space Agency and the Czech Republic.

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AVIO: Prouplsion Module Completed for the EDRS-C Satellite

02.03.16

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.

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Avio Reunites in Italy the Brains of European Space

17.02.16

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.

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