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Europe will fire its record-setting big solid rocket motor this week
Within the next few days, the European Space Agency plans to fire up the current largest solid rocket motor built in one segment for the first time. The motor, called the P120C, is a key piece of hardware that ESA plans to use in its two next-generation rockets: the Vega-C and Ariane 6. This test-fire is a crucial step to see if the motor will be ready for spaceflight in the next couple of years.
The test is scheduled to take place at ESA’s South American spaceport, located in Kourou, French G...

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