Arianespace is offering a rideshare mission to the Moon in 2023 aboard its new Ariane 6 rocket, Stephane Israel,  CEO of the European launch service company, announced Oct 22.  The booster, which is scheduled to debut next year, is capable of delivering 18,749 lb. (8,500 kg) into a lunar transfer orbit, Israel said at the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington.  The mission, which Israel expects will be sold to a mix of government and private customers, is ...

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