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ARIANE 6 CORE STAGE FULL DURATION ENGINE FIRING, Nov 23, 2023, Kourou, French Guiane, 3:00 pm ET (livestreamed)

Update, November 23, 2:00 pm ET:  ESA just posted that they are ahead of schedule and the hot fire will begin 10 minutes early at 17:00 local time (3:00 pm ET), with the livestream beginning at 2:40 pm ET.

Original Entry: The European Space Agency plans a full-duration (8 minute) firing of the engine for the core stage of their new Ariane 6 rocket on November 23, 2023 at their launch site in Kourou, French Guiana.

The test has been rescheduled many times, but on November 20 they confirmed they are still planning it for November 23 at 17:10 local time (3:10 pm Eastern Standard Time).  It will be livestreamed on ESA TV.



November 23
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm