Ariane 6 APU Ready For Hot-Fire Test On Full Upper Stage

Ariane 6's Auxillary Power Unit (APU).
Credit: ArianeGroup
LYON, France—A system designed to enhance the performance of the Ariane 6 that has contributed to the launcher’s development delays has now completed qualification testing. The evaluation campaign for the the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) totaled 137,601 sec. (38 hr.) of operation over 53 trials at...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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