The path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6
The path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6
  • Dan Yoo Reporter
  • 승인 2018.06.17 02:57
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Ariane 6(Credit ESA)
Ariane 6(Credit ESA)

 

The ESA Council met on June 14 in Paris to discuss the path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6. 

In view of the progress made in the Ariane 6 programme, Participating States have decided on the completion of the development up to full operational capability and agreed to fund industrial incentives associated with the development of Ariane 6 and P120C solid rocket motor.

Participating States also committed to start with the first step of the Ariane 6 and P120C Transition Programme. This programme supports the evolution from Europe’s Ariane 5 to full operational capability of Ariane 6.

Ariane 6 is Europe’s new-generation launcher, designed to secure guaranteed access to space for Europe at an affordable price for European institutional users. It will operate in two configurations: Ariane 62 is fitted with two P120C strap-on boosters while Ariane 64 has four. Ariane 6’s maiden flight is planned for mid-2020.

P120C is the largest carbon-fibre solid propellant booster ever built in one segment at almost 13.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. Two boosters will be used on Ariane 6’s maiden flight in 2020.

This article are contributed by ESA 
 


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