ESA Chief Sees Uncertainty In 2022 Target For Ariane 6 Launch

Ariane 6
Credit: D. Ducros/ESA
LYON, France–The European Space Agency (ESA) is working toward the inaugural flight of the Ariane 6 medium-to-heavy launcher, but a precise date–in 2022 or later–cannot be set, Director General Josef Aschbacher says. He is thus adding further doubt concerning a schedule that has already slipped...
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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