The future European launcher, Ariane 6, is scheduled to lift off for the first time in 2020. To ensure that all its payloads can be safely transported into orbit, the engines for the new launcher must first undergo extensive testing. A new facility at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) site in Lampoldshausen has been built to test the upper stage of the new launch vehicle. On this test stand, entire upper stages can be tested. The facility is unique in Europe.