Perfect launch

Posted By on 2012-07-06

A perfect launch of an ARIANE 5ECA VA207-rocket last night. The upper stage nozzle  pushs powerfully and injected sucessfully the freight, two sattelites, into geostationary transfer orbit. The cooling tube on this nozzle was hyper-accurate welded on a KUKA Systems cell.

More details about the launch (with movie-clip) at DLR blog -> HERE.

KUKA Systems TIG Welding Cell for upper stage nozzle:

Source picture: DLR, CC-BY 3.0

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