Ariane 6 is becoming a reality.
Designed to be the workhorse for the coming decades to secure Europe’s independent access to space and its leadership on the launcher services market, the new launcher is going ahead.
Developments contracts are signed, engine firing tests are on-going and new facilities are built.
For example at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana the new launch zone is now visible and earthworks are even ahead of schedule.
This video shows for the first time aerial views of the Ariane 6 future launch area in Kourou, it includes animations of both versions: Ariane 62 and Ariane 64, with also an interview with Gaele Winters, ESA Director of Launchers.