European Space Agency (ESA) is focussing exhausting on constructing its personal model of low-cost reusable rockets with their Prometheus and Phoebus demonstration tasks. This week, the area company signed two contracts price a complete worth of EUR 149.5 million (roughly Rs. 1,333 crores) with ArianeGroup that it mentioned will profit Europe’s new Ariane 6 launcher and likewise a brand new technology of European launch autos. ESA signed contracts price EUR 135 million (roughly Rs. 1,204 crores) for Prometheus and EUR 14.6 million (roughly Rs. 130 crore) for Phoebus.
While Prometheus is a low-cost, full-sized, and liquid-fuelled rocket engine demonstrator meant to pave the way in which for reusable rocket engines, Phoebus is the lighter higher stage of the Ariane 6 launcher. It may increase the launcher’s payload capability to geostationary orbit by greater than two metric tonnes and scale back manufacturing prices.
A blog within the ESA web site quoted Daniel Neuenschwander, the ESA director of area transportation, as saying, “To secure Europe’s autonomous access to space at affordable costs, ESA is engaging resolutely in the development of new technologies required for future space transportation solutions. The Prometheus reusable engine and the Phoebus upper stage are excellent examples of this.”
The ESA additionally talked about the “two flagship projects” in a tweet on Monday.
???? We’re transferring forward with #Prometheus and #Phoebus, two flagship tasks that can profit Europe’s @ariane6 heavy-lift car and put together the #NextGeneration of European rockets ???? https://t.co/zB33RtqRuK pic.twitter.com/9z4fQljW7e
— ESA (@esa) May 17, 2021
The ESA mentioned six Prometheus engine demonstrators might be constructed for exams. And initially, two present engine demonstrators might be examined at a German facility and the information might be used to make enhancements.
“The knowledge we have acquired will enable us to develop lighter, much less expensive engines, making European launchers ever more competitive and environmentally friendly,” mentioned André-Hubert Roussel, CEO of ArianeGroup.