Europe’s Space Industry Sees Crewed Flight Momentum

European space crew capsule
Ariane 6 is seen as the right platform for a crew capsule, which would feature a puller-type launch abort system.
Credit: CNES rendering
European players in the space industry have long been desperate to place their astronauts into orbit from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, especially with the termination of the Hermes shuttle program in 1992. With the political environment more strongly encouraging strategic autonomy in...

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