building block of a launcher composed of one or several pre-integrated stages and structural parts (fairing, payload adaptor, dual launch structure, etc.)


  • NOTE 1 Example-1: A5 Upper Composite includes the cryogenic upper stage (ESC), the vehicle equipment bay (VEB), fairing and payload adaptor.
  • NOTE 2 Example-2: A5 Lower Composite includes two solid booster stages (EAP) and the main cryogenic stage (EPC).
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