A recent mishap cast a shadow on the otherwise close-to-perfection reliability rate of the Ariane 5 launcher. Arianespace CEO Stephane Israel discussed the corrective action, along with the Ariane 6, market challenges and Europe’s doubt on reusability, with Aviation Week’s France bureau chief Thierry Dubois. The Ariane 5’s Flight VA241 suffered a “trajectory deviation.” Can you give us an example of a measure you have taken after the European Space ...


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