Ariane 6 upper stage installed for tests | Timelapse
This timelapse video shows the hot firing model of the Ariane 6 upper stage being installed on the P5.2 test stand at the @DLR German Aerospace Center in Lampoldshausen, Germany on 16 February 2021.
After arrival from the @ArianeGroup facilities in Bremen, this 5.4 m-diameter upper stage was hoisted out of its container, tilted vertical and installed on the test stand.
Tests will simulate all aspects of flight including stage preparation such as fuelling with liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, and draining its tanks.
Data will be gathered on non-propulsive ballistic phases, tank pressurisation to increase performance, Vinci engine reignitions, exhaust nozzle manoeuvres, ending with passivation where all remaining internal energy is removed. Tests will typically last about 18 hours each.
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Videos like these makes me proud to be part of the EU. Great Love from Little Belgium.
Are there plans to make it reusable in any way ?
Go Europe! We are strong tugader! a greeting from Italy🇮🇹🇪🇺
Next ariane generation is reusable
Thank you ESA for these incredible videos! Btw I hope you guys join in the china and russia mission to the moon, science is about working together and exploring the unknown as a group!
Can't wait to watch the fire test!
ESA really needs a new logo
HOCHLEBE DIE ESA
Englisch:THE ESA IS THE BEST
Its a shame how less we get in europe for our money we pay every year to ESA and how long they need. Ariane 6 is only an economic disaster.
As soon as SpaceX StarShip makes its first successful reentry next year, Ariane 6 will become instantly obsolete before even its maiden flight.
Ariane 6 was a very late reaction to Falcon 9 which days are counted now.
good to see our friends over in Europe are doing fine with their rocket.