Flight control is provided by the boosters’ movable nozzle, which is driven by hydraulically-controlled servoactuators.

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before they are separated over a designated zone of the Atlantic Ocean.

The booster stage’s solid rocket motor is made up of three segments: the 11.1-meter-long aft (lower) segment, which is loaded with 106.7 metric tons of propellant; the center segment, with a length of 10.17 meters and 107.4 metric tons of propellant; and the 3.5-meter-long forward (upper) segment, loaded with 23.4 metric tons of propellant.

The stage has an overall length of 30.5 meters from the Vulcain main engine’s nozzle to the forward (upper) skirt.

Its dry mass is 12.2 metric tons, and the liftoff mass with its load of cryogenic propellant is 170.3 metric tons.

After completing its propulsive mission, the empty stage is commanded to reenter the atmosphere for an ocean splashdown.

Ariane 5 utilizes two solid boosters, each standing more than 30 meters tall with 237.8 metric tons of propellant.

Two redundant ring laser gyroscopes are used for inertial reference and guidance during the mission.

To streamline the assembly process, Ariane 5’s vehicle equipment bay and ESC-A cryogenic upper stage are installed as a single unit atop its cryogenic core stage.

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