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P80 stage in the mobile gantry
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- Title P80 stage in the mobile gantry
- Released 16/11/2010 2:38 pm
- Copyright ESA - S. Corvaja, 2010
A mock-up of Europe’s Vega launcher first stage was transferred on 26 October from the Booster Integration Building to the Vega Launch Zone at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
The Vega launch preparations take place on the launch pad inside the mobile gantry that houses all the required support equipment to assemble and check the launcher. Its height is 50 m and weighs more than 1000 t.