First hot firing of next-generation rocket engine15 June 2018 Yesterday’s complex hot fire test of an engine technology demonstrator, was the first in a series of planned tests guiding Europe’s next-generation upper-stage rocket engine design.
ESA Council decides on the completion of Ariane 6 and endorses start of transition from Ariane 5 to Ariane 614 June 2018 The ESA Council met today in Paris to discuss the path towards the future exploitation of Ariane 6.
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.