|01 August 2006|
|VEGA Launcher Test Campaign|
|Picture: Vibration Test VEGA AVUM Stage on Multishaker|
|The VEGA Launcher Test Campaign at ETS/ESTEC has started with a resonance search on the launcher's 4th stage (AVUM) mechanical model using the 320kN Multi Shaker Facility.|
At a later stage, the AVUM will be vibration tested together with the payload composite (satellite dummy, payload adapter and separation system). The VEGA test campaign will be concluded with acoustic tests on the AVUM and fairing in the LEAF.
The picture on the right shows the AVUM on the Multi Shaker Facility.