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ArianeGroup starts production of the first flight model for the VINCI engine combustion chamber intended for the Ariane 6 upper stage 06-28-2017 |  2 minutes

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  • VINCI® is the re-ignition motor of the upper stage of Ariane 6 which has been successfully tested more than 120 times
  • Construction of the first combustion chamber of the flight model has begun at the ArianeGroup site in Ottobrun
  • Airbus Safran Launchers will be re-named ArianeGroup on July 1
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Airbus Safran Launchers, which will be known as ArianeGroup on July 1, 2017, has begun construction of the combustion chamber of the first flight model of the VINCI® engine at its Ottobrun site near Munich.

Construction has begun following more than 120 successful tests, using development models. This is a key step towards the success of the first Ariane 6 flight, scheduled for 2020.

The new re-ignition engine will significantly increase the operational flexibility of the Ariane 6 launcher, which can fulfill a wide range of missions, including the launch of constellations.

Airbus Safran Launchers is industrial lead contractor for Ariane 6.

Preparation of the combustion chamber for the Vinci® engine

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    Production and tests of the first flight model for the VINCI engine combustion chamber, in Ottobrunn (Munich).
    Production and tests of the first flight model for the VINCI engine combustion chamber, in Ottobrunn (Munich).
    Production and tests of the first flight model for the VINCI engine combustion chamber, in Ottobrunn (Munich). Laser verification of the injection head.
    Production and tests of the first flight model for the VINCI engine combustion chamber, in Ottobrunn (Munich). Vibration test.

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