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Successful Ariane 6 core stage long-duration hot-fire test 11-24-2023 |  2 minutes


The Ariane 6 launcher has successfully completed its long-duration hot-fire test on its launch pad at Europe’s Spaceport, French Guiana.

The Vulcain 2.1 core stage engine ran for more than seven minutes of stabilized operation following ignition.

The complete hot-fire test, part of the combined tests campaign, simulated a full launch sequence and thus validated the entire flight phase of Ariane 6’s core stage.

This new step contributes to the final qualification of the entire launch system, consisting of the rocket and the launch site. 

Read the press release