New Launchpad Is Key To Ariane 6 Cost-Cutting Effort

Credit: Cardete & Huet
Four years ago, the European Space Agency decided to counter SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 and aggressive pricing with a conventional but lower-cost launcher, electing to make the most of Europe’s experience without embarking on radically new technology. Less than two years before the planned first...
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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