Contracts signed for prototype of a highly-optimised black upper stage14 May 2019 Rocket upper stages are commonly made of aluminium but switching to carbon composites lowers cost and could yield two metric tonnes spare payload capacity.
Drop test proves technologies for reusable microlauncher12 April 2019 Spain’s PLD Space, supported by ESA, has demonstrated the technologies for a reusable first stage of their orbital microlauncher, Miura 5.
Europe’s institutions on their use of Ariane 6 and Vega-C11 April 2019 ESA and Arianespace are giving full support to European institutional customers to launch their missions on Ariane 6 and Vega-C.
Vega launches PRISMA for Italy22 March 2019
Vega launches PRISMA for Italy22 March 2019 Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver the Italian Space Agency's PRISMA Earth observation satellite into orbit.
Vega-C enters qualification phase for maiden flight11 March 2019
Vega-C enters qualification phase for maiden flight11 March 2019 The Vega-C launch system recently passed its Critical Design Review and is now ready to complete manufacturing and final testing as part of the qualification phase.
Microlaunchers to grow Europe’s economy10 March 2019
Microlaunchers to grow Europe’s economy10 March 2019 A flourishing small satellites market is driving demand for new ways to access space. Recent industry feasibility studies backed by ESA for new microlauncher services, are creating new business opportunities.
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