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The segment of the Swiss technology group RUAG that manufactures payload fairings for Ariane, Vega, Atlas 5 500 series, and the forthcoming Vulcan

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Does RUAG Space recover and reuse Ariane 5 and Atlas V payload fairings after splashdown?

RUAG Space is the company that manufactures payload fairings for the Ariane, Vega, Atlas V (500 series) and the upcoming Vulcan. Back when Spacex started trying to catch the fairing without it hitting ...
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Why does Atlas V have so many different types of payload fairings?

So I was curious about why the Atlas V rocket has so many versions, with three-digit designators like "401" and "551". The obvious differentiator is the number of solid rocket boosters you can add to ...