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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #140 on: 03/08/2017 09:49 PM »
Oops, not great news:

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@Arianespace CEO Israel says Ariane 6 will cost 'approx 40% less than Ariane 5.' Used to be a 50% reduction.#SATShow

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/839593074066141185

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #141 on: 04/01/2017 10:52 AM »
Airbus Safran Launchers and French aerospace lab Onera sign an agreement to work jointly on Lox-Methane propulsion and reusable launchers:
http://www.air-cosmos.com/airbus-safran-launchers-et-l-onera-renforcent-leur-cooperation-92523?utm_source=Sociallymap&utm_medium=Sociallymap&utm_campaign=Sociallymap


With the recent relaunch of a falcon 9, I'd say it's better late than never. However Ariane 6 might now be obsolete before it has even flown.

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #142 on: 04/06/2017 01:52 PM »
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COLORADO SPRINGS — The European Commission will commit to buying at least five Ariane 6 and two Vega C launches per year when both rockets are in operation, Elzbieta Bienkowska, the European Commission’s lead space commissioner, said Wednesday.

http://spacenews.com/european-commission-commits-to-annual-minimums-for-ariane-6-vega-c/

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“We observe very closely the ongoing revolution in the launcher market, especially here in the United States, around the principle of reusability,” she said. “Europe’s answer is the development of the next-generation of cost effective, reliable and competitive European launchers: Ariane 6 and Vega C.”

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Re: ESA - Ariane 6 Updates
« Reply #143 on: 04/16/2017 06:34 AM »
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Ariane 6's first flight is planned for 2020! But we're already building the plant where we'll assemble the launcher's main stage!

https://twitter.com/aslaunchers/status/853251788593664001

There's a time lapse video with the tweet but seems to be just groundworks at this point.

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