The Case of the Missing Vega AVUM Propellant Tanks

Published by on 12/05/2023 UTC

Two of the four tanks necessary to power the fourth stage of the final Vega flight disappeared several months ago, leaving Avio scrambling to find an alternate solution. The Vega AVUM fourth stage stands at 1.74 meters tall with a diameter of 1.9 meters. The stage is equipped with the Ukrainian RD-869 UDMH/NTO liquid-fueled engine. […]
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