Insulating the end of an Ariane rocket fuel tank

Insulating the end of an Ariane rocket fuel tank

S220/0085 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 28.5MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature The People Of Ariane 5

Credit: DAVID PARKER FOR ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE// SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: Not to be shared on social media or embedded in a web page without permission.

Caption: Ariane 5 production. An engineer fitting insulation to the end of the main cryogenic tank of an Ariane 5 launcher. A single tank is used which is split into two compartments. The small forward section holds 130 tonnes of liquid oxygen and the larger rear section holds 25 tonnes of liquid hydrogen. The tank is made of 3mm-thick aluminium, insulated on the outside by a 2cm layer of expanded polyurethane. The ends of the tanks are also insulated and have an aluminium foil covering for protection. Photographed at the Cryospace factory, Les Mureaux, France.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: ariane, ariane 5, ariane rocket, cryogenic tank, cryogenic tanks, cryospace, esa, european space agency, fuel tank, launcher, rocket, space, spaceflight

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.