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Ariane 6 upper stage heads for hot-firing tests

Written by  Thursday, 28 January 2021 08:40
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Ariane 6 upper stage heads for hot-firing tests

The first complete upper stage of Europe’s new Ariane 6 launch vehicle has left ArianeGroup in Bremen and is now on its way to the DLR German Aerospace Center in Lampoldshausen, Germany. Hot firing tests performed in near-vacuum conditions, mimicking the environment in space, will provide data to prove its readiness for flight.

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

German Aerospace Center (DLR)


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