A version of this article appears in the May 26 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. European governments could reopen the design of a mostly solid-fueled next-generation launch vehicle that has been the subject of 18 months of work and millions of euros in investment. The issue is among a handful of key decisions the 20-nation European Space Agency (ESA) will face in December, when its ministers meet in Luxembourg to settle the fate of Europe’s future launch sector. At ...


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