- The DLR is strengthening and modernizing its test infrastructure at the Lampoldshausen site with the renovation and expansion of the ESA large test bench P5.
- The installation of a methane tank is an important milestone.
- This means that tests of rocket propulsion systems with the fuel combination of liquid oxygen and methane will also be possible in the future.
- The commissioning of the converted ESA test bench P5 is planned for 2022.
LAMPOLDSHAUSEN, Germany (DLR PR) — The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is making a central component of its extensive test infrastructure fit for the future: It expands the ESA large test bench P5 at the DLR site in Lampoldshausen. In this way, the next generation of space propulsion systems can also be tested flexibly and reliably.(more…)