ESA commits to next stage of UK revolutionary rocket engine 12 July 2016 The UK’s Farnborough airshow today saw ESA’s commitment to the next step in developing a revolutionary air-breathing rocket engine that could begin test firings in about four years.
Ariane 5 delivers its heaviest commercial payload19 June 2016 On its third mission this year, Ariane 5 lofted more than 10.7 tonnes – its heaviest commercial cargo so far.
Ariane 6 is taking shape18 May 2016
Ariane 6 is taking shape18 May 2016 The engine that will power the upper stage of Europe’s next-generation launcher completed its first test last week, demonstrating that Ariane 6 is forging ahead for a 2020 debut.
New ESA Director of Launchers appointed17 March 2016
New ESA Director of Launchers appointed17 March 2016 At a meeting of the ESA Council held in Paris in restricted session on 16 March 2016, the appointment of Mr Daniel Neuenschwander as ESA Director of Launchers was announced.
Ariane 5 launch contributes to Ariane 6 development09 March 2016
Ariane 5 launch contributes to Ariane 6 development09 March 2016 An Ariane 5 lifted off this morning to deliver telecom satellite Eutelsat-65 West A into its planned transfer orbit. Liftoff of flight VA229 occurred at 05:20 GMT (02:20 local time, 06:20 CET) from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
IXV spaceplane flight helped guide Irish firm to new business11 February 2016
IXV spaceplane flight helped guide Irish firm to new business11 February 2016 Working with ESA – leading in turn to a key contribution to the IXV spaceplane – was the catalyst to help turn one Irish firm into a full-fledged space solution company, whose customers today include NASA, SpaceX, Boeing and Airbus Defence and Space.