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Ariane 5 Lightning Verification Plan
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published June 22, 1999 by SAE International in United States
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The ARIANE 5 launcher shall withstand an on-ground direct lightning stroke of 5 kA or an indirect stroke of 200 kA arising on its launch pad protection system. The definition of indirect effects protections has been performed on the basis of a simplified modelisation of electromagnetic coupling. The lightning qualification has been achieved by both theoretical analysis, based on a very accurate modelisation, and various tests performed at unit and subassembly levels. This process has shown that global compatibility is ensured.
CitationSchaffar, A., Lemeur, P., Gobin, V., and Bertuol, S., "Ariane 5 Lightning Verification Plan," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-2334, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-2334.
- ARIANE 5 LIGHTNING PROTECTION - Schaffar A. ICOLSE 92 - Paper 2A-1