https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlM6hBH6JM4 Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is preparing for the arrival of Ariane 6, ESA’s new heavy-lift rocket. The latest round of testing aims to validate the system of fuel lines and mechanical supporting arms that will keep Ariane 6 topped up with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen in the critical moments before liftoff. This work is […]
Arianespace signs unprecedented contract with Amazon for 18 Ariane 6 launches to deploy Project Kuiper constellation
The highest performing version of Ariane 6, Ariane 64, will be used over three years to orbit satellites of the Project Kuiper broadband constellation. Arianespace and Amazon announced an unprecedented launch service contract during the International Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, USA, on April 5. Under the terms of the contract, Arianespace will perform 18 […]
Ariane 6, Vega-C, microlaunchers: ESA looks to full range of launch options for European institutional missions
ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher today underscored the Agency’s determination to ensure that ESA’s work in space is not derailed by the tragic events in Ukraine. Mr Aschbacher stresses that work continues to assess the impact on each ongoing programme, including on missions affected by Roscosmos’ withdrawal of Soyuz launch operations from Europe’s Spaceport in […]
Adapted from the ESA’s Enabling & Support page. The ESA, in close collaboration with ArianeGroup and Arianespace, has selected the payloads which best fit the profile of the first mission of its new-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. This demonstration flight will contribute to the qualification of the Ariane 6 launch system as […]
Adapted from the ESA’s Enabling & Support page. The lower stage of ESA’s next-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle has been installed on the assembly line at Europe’s Spaceport behind the upper stage. It is now time to join the two horizontally to create the central core of Ariane 6 in readiness for the first combined tests on the launch […]
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 […]
SingTel Optus, an Australian operator, has signed a contract with Arianespace to deploy the Optus-11 communications spacecraft in 2023 using the latest Ariane 6.
ArianeGroup is preparing final tests for the upgraded heavy-lift Ariane 6 rocket it hopes to launch for the first time next year.
Arianespace has secured a contract with Australian operator SingTel Optus to launch the Optus-11 communications satellite using the new Ariane 6 in 2023.
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.