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Installation of the Vinci expansion nozzle
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The complex integration process of the three individual parts of the nozzles on the test stand took several days. The expansion nozzle, which is made of a carbon-fibre ceramic composite material by the French company Snecma Propulsion Solide (SPS), weighs 130 kilograms. Throughout the integration work, a protective shell surrounded the expansion nozzle.
Credit: DLR.