EU launches Vega satellite rocket with Ukraine-made engine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The 18th launch of the vehicle took place in French Guiana on Tuesday
10:14, 17 November 2021

European Space Agency rocket launch pad

The EU successfully launched its light class Vega satellite rocket with Ukraine-made engine. Pivdenne construction bureau reported that on its Facebook page.

"The RD-843 unit of the main propulsion system that is used in the fluidic propulsion system of the 4th unit of PH Vega was developed by Pivdenne state-run enterprise", reads the message.

The 18th launch of the vehicle took place in French Guiana on Tuesday. PH Vega delivered three intelligence satellites to the orbit, as requested by the French Defense Ministry.

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Earlier, scientists created and shown the first 3D image of Jupiter's atmosphere as NASA reported.

The image was created based on data collected by the Juno spacecraft.

Using the MWR (Microwave Radiometer), scientists investigated the structure of one of the most atmospheric formations on Jupiter, the Great Red Spot. This vortex was first noticed in 1665 and is wider than the Earth.

According to scientists, the Great Red Spot extends 350-500 km into the depth of the atmosphere. This is below the level at which water and ammonia in Jupiter's atmosphere condense into dense clouds. At the same time, zonal eddies around the Great Red Spot reach almost 3,000 km.

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