Multifunctional tooling for handling Ariane 6 engines
CONTEXT & ISSUES
Arianegroup has a site in Vernon, France, which designs, develops, produces and tests liquid ergol propulsion systems. Its main activity concerns cryogenic propulsion (using liquid hydrogen and oxygen) for the Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 launchers. Its 116-hectare test site includes three cryogenic engine test stands and facilities for testing various components.
Artelia supplied this site with equipment dedicated to the Ariane 6 program. Our teams designed, manufactured and integrated the equipment, which transports, protects, stores and handles the future launcher’s propulsion engine all along the production line, from the assembly workshops to the test bench…