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ETID demonstrator validated components for future upper stage engine

May 29th, 2019 by

Program validation tests for ETID (Expander-cycle Technology Integrated Demonstrator), which is designed to develop new technologies for upper stage rocket engines, were completed on 22 March 2019, with the successful hot-fire testing campaign. A total of 14 thrust chamber and valve components developed by ArianeGroup and its European partners have been undergoing testing at the German Aerospace Center, DLR, in Lampoldshausen, Germany, since June 2018.

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Losses from Russian launch failures 2010-2018 reach RUB35 billion

May 29th, 2019 by

The economic losses of Russia from 11 failed space launches in the period from 2010 to 2018 amounted to more than RUB35 billion (US$541.83 million), including RUB10.5 billion (US$162.55 million) uncovered by insurance, according a financial and economic justification to the draft resolution of the Russian Government.

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