Ariane 6 cryo-arms mimic liftoff

Ariane 6 cryo-arms mimic liftoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlM6hBH6JM4 Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is preparing for the arrival of Ariane 6, ESA’s new heavy-lift rocket. The latest round of testing aims to validate the system of fuel lines and mechanical supporting arms that will keep Ariane 6 topped up with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen in the critical moments before liftoff. This work is […]

ESA selects payloads for Ariane 6 first flight

ESA selects payloads for Ariane 6 first flight

Adapted from the ESA’s Enabling & Support page. The ESA, in close collaboration with ArianeGroup and Arianespace, has selected the payloads which best fit the profile of the first mission of its new-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. This demonstration flight will contribute to the qualification of the Ariane 6 launch system as […]

Ariane 6 central core set for assembly

Ariane 6 central core set for assembly

Adapted from the ESA’s Enabling & Support page. The lower stage of ESA’s next-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle has been installed on the assembly line at Europe’s Spaceport behind the upper stage. It is now time to join the two horizontally to create the central core of Ariane 6 in readiness for the first combined tests on the launch […]

Ariane 6 Central Core Arrives at Europe’s Spaceport to Mimic Launch Campaign

Ariane 6 Central Core Arrives at Europe’s Spaceport to Mimic Launch Campaign

The central core for the Ariane 6 rocket has arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Tuesday. This is the first time the rocket’s parts have come together on the launch pad, enabling the team to conduct combined tests that will mimic a real launch campaign. The first flight […]

ESA Inaugurates Ariane 6 Launch Complex

ESA Inaugurates Ariane 6 Launch Complex

In preparation for the scheduled launch of Ariane 6 in the second quarter of 2022, the European Space Agency (ESA) inaugurated the rocket’s launch complex at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana Tuesday. The finished facilities will support rocket launches for years or even decades to come.