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The business end of IXV's Vega rocket
Filed under pretty pictures, future technology, rockets
The first stage solid rocket motor of an Arianespace Vega rocket burns brightly, blasting ESA's IXV away from the launch pad.
ESA / S. Corvaja
Original image data dated on or about February 11, 2015.
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