Europe’s Launcher Reusability Drive Weakens Ariane 6 Program

Ariane 6
Credit: D. Ducros/ESA
The Ariane 6 program is on the home stretch to its first launch. Yet, all eyes in Europe—especially among institutional players—are on Ariane 6’s successor. The increased focus on what is code-named Ariane Next, along with accelerating studies on future reusable technologies, means Ariane 6 may...
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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