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Vega VV02 AVUM final stage installation
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- Title Vega VV02 AVUM final stage installation
- Released 12/03/2013 12:00 pm
- Copyright ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSG
In preparation for the launch of Vega flight VV02, the AVUM (Attitude Vernier Upper Module) final stage is installed at Europe's Spaceport, Kourou, French Guiana.
The AVUM upper module consists of a propulsion module and an avionics module. The module uses an RD-869 rocket engine liquid-fuel rocket, burning pressure-fed UDMH and nitrogen tetroxide as propellants, built by Yuzhnoye Design Bureau. The AVUM avionics module contains the main components of the avionics sub-system of the vehicle.