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Europe’s new upper-stage engine reaches an important milestone - DLR tests its long expansion nozzle for the first time
The development of the Vinci engine reached a significant milestone with the installation of the long expansion nozzle and the first hot run on Tuesday, 9 November 2010. The team at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) facility in Lampoldshausen tested the Vinci engine with its complete, extendable expansion nozzle for the first time on the European Space Agency's (ESA) altitude-simulation test stand P4.1.
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Last update: 18/11/2010 16:28:54