Three days after arriving at the French Guiana spaceport, the first part of the Ariane 6 rocket began testing. See here

21/01/2022
Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace - Ariane 6 upper stage at Europe's Spaceport
Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace - Ariane 6 upper stage at Europe's Spaceport

News! ESA recently announced that one of the parts of the Ariane 6 spacecraft will begin testing in the French Guiana spaceport. This happens just 3 days after arriving at the complex dedicated to Ariane 6 and 4 days after arriving at the French Guiana naval port. The central core of the Ariane 6, the first to reach the rocket complex, will be regularly tested by ESA. 

This part of the rocket is a very important one and includes two parts: the upper stage and the lower stage. The lower stage is from the Les Mureaux site of ArianeGroup in France; the top step is from the ArianeGroup factory in Bremen, Germany according to ESA. 

More about the arrival of this part can be found here.

 Also, the tests will be done in stages and most likely the upper stage will be tested first, then the lower stage and a few tests at the end for the entire core. Both the structure of this part and the orders will be checked. And at the end, the Araine 6 rocket will perform combustion tests (there will be no risk of the rocket taking off). 

You can find out more about the arrival at the link above.

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 21 January 2022, at 03:26 am Los Angeles time

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