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Ariane 6 launch complex - January 2020
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- Title Ariane 6 launch complex - January 2020
- Released: 28/01/2020
- Length 00:02:45
- Language English
- Footage Type Music Clip
- Copyright CNES/ESA
Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana is almost ready for Ariane 6. Take a tour of the launch complex and its various facilities filmed in January 2020.
The 8200 tonne 90 metre-high mobile gantry has been rolled over the launch pad with the help of bogies that move it along rails. Inside stand two mock-ups of the P120C boosters flanked on either side by work platforms that will enable engineers to access the launch vehicle.
Delve deep under the launch table structure to see engineers working on the launch support systems.
Outside, tour past the water tower that will provide the water to quell the fiery plumes at liftoff. Then, view the inside of the assembly building showing a mock-up of the Ariane 6 core stage.