Ariane 6 Upper Stage Undergoes Hot Fire Test

Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Teams from ArianeGroup, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Germany’s space agency, DLR, are testing the Ariane 6 rocket’s upper stage and Vinci engine. The first hot-fire test of the rocket’s complete upper stage on Oct. 5 was a critical step toward the development of Europe’s next heavy launcher...

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