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.

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