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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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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 ...