Ex­te­ri­or view of the test rig P5

Ex­te­ri­or view of the test rig P5
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).

Exterior view of the test rig P5

Ar­i­ane 5 Re­search and Tech­nol­o­gy Ac­com­pa­ni­ment (AR­TA) tests for the Vul­cain-2 en­gines of Ar­i­ane 5 were car­ried out at the P5 test rig of the Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR) in Lam­pold­shausen. From 1999 un­til 2004 this was the scene for de­vel­op­ment tests to im­prove the Vul­cain-2 en­gine. The new first stage of the fu­ture Eu­ro­pean Ar­i­ane 6 launch­er will al­so be equipped with a new en­gine, the Vul­cain-2.1. This will be a fur­ther de­vel­op­ment from the Vul­cain-2 en­gine of the Ar­i­ane 5 with, among oth­er things, a new­ly de­vel­oped sand­wich noz­zle. For the de­vel­op­ment and qual­i­fi­ca­tion tests of the Vul­cain 2.1, which are planned from 2017, the DLR P5 test rig is cur­rent­ly be­ing adapt­ed to the new re­quire­ments.

Ariane 5 Research and Technology Accompaniment (ARTA) tests for the Vulcain-2 engines of Ariane 5 were carried out at the P5 test rig of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Lampoldshausen. From 1999 until 2004 this was the scene for development tests to improve the Vulcain-2 engine. The new first stage of the future European Ariane 6 launcher will also be equipped with a new engine, the Vulcain-2.1. This will be a further development from the Vulcain-2 engine of the Ariane 5 with, among other things, a newly developed sandwich nozzle. For the development and qualification tests of the Vulcain 2.1, which are planned from 2017, the DLR P5 test rig is currently being adapted to the new requirements.

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