In the EU begin testing the largest solid rocket motor

Engine P120C will accommodate more than 140 tons of fuel

В ЕС приступают к тестированию самого большого твердотопливного ракетного двигателя

The European space Agency (ESA) announced that is ready to be tested the largest solid rocket motor — P120C.

It is reported by the ESA.

This engine will be used on the new rocket Vega C and Ariane 6, which will be put into operation in 2020.

Engine P120C will accommodate more than 140 tonnes of fuel in the hull length of 13.5 m and a diameter of 3.4 m. the New engine is an improved version of the P80, which contained 88 tons of fuel.

P120C capable of developing a thrust of up to 4615 kN and a burning time is 135 s. ESA notes that all major engine components have already been tested separately.

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