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SSC Sounding Rocket Tests Cryogenic Fuel for Ariane 6

Wednesday, February 25, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Via Satellite
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Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has launched a Cryofenix sounding rocket from the Esrange Space Center in Sweden filled with liquid hydrogen to study the propellant’s behavior in microgravity. The French space agency CNES and partner Air Liquide Advanced Technologies conducted the experiment and will use the data to validate and refine simulation tools for the next generation Ariane 6 and other Ariane launchers, which are powered by liquid hydrogen.

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