Monday, March 31, 2008

Rocket testing on Sardinia

Successful KABOOM!! on Sardinia

Credit:Avio Space

Vega - Europe's new small launcher - successfully completed a static firing test at the Salto Di Quirra Inter-force Test Range in Sardinia, Italy.

This was the second and final firing test for the Zefiro 23, in which over 24 tonnes of propellant was consumed with a flame temperature of over 3000 K. The burn lasted approximately 75 seconds and initial results show the test to be a success.


For my friend Frannyy, who understands why this post is dedicated to him...:-)

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