ArianeGroup Eyes 2026 Debut For Reusable Mini-Launcher

French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and the Prometheus engine.
Credit: Ministry of Economy and Finance.
LYON, France–ArianeGroup will develop a reusable mini-launcher for entry into service in 2026, Bruno Le Maire, French minister of economy and finance, announced Dec. 6. Dubbed Maia and possibly designed by a new subsidiary, the launcher will offer a maximum payload capacity of 500 kg (1,100 lb.). It...
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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