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Ariane 6 launch pad under construction by Eur…

Ariane 6 launch pad under construction

Ariane 6 launch pad under construction

by European Space Agency

The launch pad is 28.5 m deep and 200 m wide, formed with enough concrete to fill 67 Olympic sized swimming pools – approximately 167,500 cubic metres. It comprises a 700 tonne steel launch table that supports Ariane 6. Steel deflectors funnel the fiery plumes of Ariane 6 at liftoff into the exhaust tunnels buried deep under the launch table. Four lightning protection masts, and a water tower for deluge systems are also part of the launch pad.


Credits: CNES 2019

Southern Pleiades.

Southern Pleiades.

Credit: Rafael Compassi

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Credit: NASA, H Ford, G Illingworth, M Clampin, G Hartig, the ACS Science Team and ESA

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Credit: NASA, H Ford, G Illingworth, M Clampin, G Hartig, the ACS Science Team and ESA

We are making history!

We are making history!

The first image of a black hole in M87

We are making history!

We are making history!

The first image of a black hole in M87

Lynds Nebula in the constellation Cepheus.

Lynds Nebula in the constellation Cepheus.

Credit: Fabian Neyer

Lynds Nebula in the constellation Cepheus.

Lynds Nebula in the constellation Cepheus.

Credit: Fabian Neyer

back-to-the-stars-again: Elliptical Galaxy; NG…

back-to-the-stars-again:

Elliptical Galaxy; NGC 1132.

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Hertiage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration