Announcement of opportunity to fly payloads to space on ESA’s Space Rider10 April 2018 ESA’s Space Rider aims to provide Europe with an affordable, independent, reusable end-to-end space transportation system integrated with Vega-C, for routine access and return from low Earth orbit.
Ariane 5’s second launch of 201806 April 2018
Ariane 5’s second launch of 201806 April 2018 An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the DSN-1/Superbird-8 and Hylas-4 telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
Shared launch opportunities for light satellites23 March 2018
Shared launch opportunities for light satellites23 March 2018 Vega, Vega-C and Ariane 6 are set to offer low-cost, standardised launch services for small satellites under 500 kg, with a first opportunity next year.
ESA proves new technologies to power future launchers22 March 2018 A full-scale demonstrator of the thrust chamber for an upper-stage rocket engine incorporating the newest propulsion technologies is being prepared for its first hot firing.
Ariane 6 launch table takes shape in Kourou16 February 2018
Ariane 6 launch table takes shape in Kourou16 February 2018 The table that will support Ariane 6 on the pad is being assembled at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
ESA explores microlaunchers for small satellites08 February 2018
ESA explores microlaunchers for small satellites08 February 2018 Small satellites usually ride piggyback on larger missions but finding a suitable match is difficult because the launch date and orbit are set by the primary payload.