ArianeGroup Bets On Reusability, Crewed Flight Synergy

Maia Space has been created by ArianeSpace to focus on the development of a reusable microlauncher.
Credit: ArianeGroup
LYON—ArianeGroup is studying a dual-use second stage for launches of both satellite and crew that will support the European Space Agency’s fledgling reusability strategy. A “smart” reusable second stage could be part of a future space transportation system relying on in-orbit hubs, according to...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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