Ariane 6 Central Core Arrives at Europe’s Spaceport to Mimic Launch Campaign

Ariane 6 Central Core Arrives at Europe’s Spaceport to Mimic Launch Campaign

The central core for the Ariane 6 rocket has arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Tuesday. This is the first time the rocket’s parts have come together on the launch pad, enabling the team to conduct combined tests that will mimic a real launch campaign. The first flight […]

ESA Inaugurates Ariane 6 Launch Complex

ESA Inaugurates Ariane 6 Launch Complex

In preparation for the scheduled launch of Ariane 6 in the second quarter of 2022, the European Space Agency (ESA) inaugurated the rocket’s launch complex at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana Tuesday. The finished facilities will support rocket launches for years or even decades to come.