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Ariane fairing undergoes separation tests
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- Title Ariane fairing undergoes separation tests
- Released 21/06/2012 11:36 pm
- Copyright RUAG
An Ariane 5 fairing underwent separation tests on 20 June 2012 to help improve the ride to orbit providedby Europe’s heavy launcher for its passengers.
The new HSS-3+ horizontal separation system was tested in the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA’s Glenn Research Plum Brook in Sandusky, USA, and will reduce stress on the payload by a factor of about 100.