LYON, France—Europe’s Ariane 6 launcher, on schedule for a first launch next year but facing a dearth of firm orders, has received renewed support from France and Germany. Meeting Oct. 16 in Toulouse at a joint ministerial council, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a joint statement in which they “back the principle of European preference regarding launchers (Ariane 6) and recognize that institutional players using Ariane 6 is a ...


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