The 8200 tonne 90 metre-high cellular gantry has platforms to allow engineers to entry the car for integration of the phases. This metal construction protects Ariane 6 earlier than launch and is rolled again previous to liftoff.
On the entrance of the gantry are two mockup Ariane 6 P120C rocket boosters. These are consultant of the true boosters, having the identical measurement and mass however crammed with water as a substitute of stable propellant and utilized in mechanical checks.
The hydrogen and oxygen storage services are shut by. Underground, engineers are getting ready the launch help methods.
A pumping station on the reservoir will provide the water to quell the exhaust at liftoff.