New generation of launchers
Techspace Aero is preparing equipment for the next generation of European launch vehicle.
VGC-X electrical valveThis valve is completely electrical, and is intended for the successor to the Vulcain engine, which provides the power for the Ariane 5 launch vehicle. It regulates the oxygen/hydrogen mixture ratio in the engine, and provides for more accurate control and greater flexibility. Its electric motor replaces the pneumatic flight actuator and the hydraulic actuator used for regulation purposes on ground.é It regulates hot gases at temperatures as high as 660°, under pressures of approximately 125 bars.
Following several electrical equipment projects carried out within Techspace Aero, this demonstration in an engine environment is confirmation of our know-how in relation to “taking a more electrical path”, which Europe seems to be adopting as its policy for its future launchers.