With more than 13000 square meters, PLD Space operates the rocket engine test benches, built in 2015.
Our propulsion test facilities have been growing from a single engine test bench to a full test complex, with a hangar, a Test Control Center and a Full Stage Test Bench, where the entire rocket will be tested vertically.
In El Arenosillo, INTA has the necessary equipment to enable the launch of suborbital rockets, having the technical capabilities to carry out the necessary qualification tests of the rocket components in their own laboratories. The use of these facilities for space purposes dates back to 1966. From then until 1994, over 500 launch missions took place here, the majority belonging to NASA and ESA. These launch systems greatly varied in size, propellant type, and required conditions, meaning El Arenosillo has the experience to handle our vehicle, and your payload.