Dress rehearsal for inaugural Ariane 6 flight model 06-24-2024 |  2 minutes


Ariane 6 dress rehearsal on the launch pad

The Ariane 6 flight model – now complete following the integration of the fairing and the payloads for the first flight – has been fuelled on the launchpad at Europe’s Spaceport and subsequently drained of fuel in preparation for launch. 

This “wet dress rehearsal” included a full countdown to launch stopping as planned just a few seconds before a lift-off.

Stay tuned for more updates on Ariane 6’s progress towards the inaugural flight from the Ariane 6 Task Force (ESA, ArianeGroup, CNES, and Arianespace)!

Read the Ariane 6 Joint Task Force update report