Europe’s Space Industry Unites On Microlaunchers

Isar Aerospace’s Spectrum launch vehicle
For its first flight, Isar Aerospace’s Spectrum will carry European institutional payloads.
Credit: Isar Aerospace Technologies
The skepticism expressed a few years ago by Europe’s established space industry players about micro- and minilaunchers is all in the past. The French space agency’s invitation for would-be operators of such vehicles to launch from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, secures their place as...
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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