Ariane 6’s core engine completes qualification tests27 September 2019
Ariane 6’s core engine completes qualification tests27 September 2019 Ariane 6, Europe's next-generation launch vehicle, has passed another key development milestone. Its Vulcain 2.1 liquid-fuelled engine has now completed its qualification testing, which means combined tests can now begin.
ESA offers insights on EU's regulations on chemicals10 September 2019
ESA offers insights on EU's regulations on chemicals10 September 2019 ESA is offering space and non-space based industry the opportunity to learn more about the EU’s evolving environmental legislation such as REACH, which limits the use of potentially harmful chemicals to safeguard the environment and Europe’s citizens.
EDRS-C successfully launched06 August 2019
EDRS-C successfully launched06 August 2019 The second satellite to join the constellation that forms the European Data Relay System (EDRS) has been successfully launched. The satellite was launched on board an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 6 August at 21:30 CES...
First rollout of Ariane 6 mobile gantry29 July 2019
First rollout of Ariane 6 mobile gantry29 July 2019 At Europe’s Spaceport the Ariane 6 mobile gantry, a 90 metre-high metallic structure built to house Ariane 6 underwent a 97 m rollout test last week to mimic prelaunch.
Vega Flight VV15 failure: Arianespace and ESA appoint an independent inquiry commission 11 July 2019 Arianespace announced today, 11 July, 2019, the failure of Flight VV15 carrying the FalconEye1 satellite. This was the first Vega failure after 14 successful launches in a row since being introduced at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana in 2012.
ESA space transportation workshops look to Space19+ and beyond08 July 2019 In the lead up to decisions to be taken at Space19+ in Seville, Spain in November, ESA invited developers, Member States representatives, and end users to workshops last week.