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Air Liquide to Design Cryogenic Tanks for Vega-E Space Launcher

Air Liquide has signed a contract with Avio, a leader in space propulsion, to design the new cryogenic tank for the upper stage of the future Vega-E launcher. This new generation of tank responds to the emergence of oxygen-methane propellant for future launchers. The launcher will use cryogenic tanks filled with a mixture of oxygen stored at -182C and methane stored at -161C to act as propellant for the oxygen-methane engine.

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