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Ariane 6 Rocket’s Debut Puts Europe Back in the Launch Game

Europe's next-generation Ariane 6 rocket rose today for the first time from its South American spaceport, ending a yearlong launch…

2 weeks ago

ESA Sets the Launch Date for Ariane 6: July 9th

The European Space Agency has retired its Ariane 5 rocket, and all eyes are on its next generation, Ariane 6.…

2 months ago

Ariane 6 Fires its Engines, Simulating a Flight to Space

The ESA recently conducted a test fire of its next-generation Ariane 6 rocket, a dress rehearsal for its first test…

8 months ago

The New Ariane 6 Heavy Lift Rocket is Finally on the Launch Pad, But Won’t Liftoff Until Late 2023

A prototype of ESA’s new heavy lift rocket is now fully assembled and sitting on the launchpad at Europe’s Spaceport…

2 years ago

Is Europe Building its Own Starship? Not Exactly

Europe plans to have its own reusable spacecraft for cargo and crewed missions to LEO and beyond. It's called SUSIE…

2 years ago

With Webb Safely Launched, Focus Shifts to the Ariane 6

Last month, an Ariane 5 rocket carried the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) safely to space, the latest of 112…

2 years ago

Webb’s Testing is Complete. Now it Begins the Journey to the Launch Site.

Finally, it’s starting to get real for the James Webb Space Telescope. Engineers are now preparing the long-awaited landmark telescope…

3 years ago

James Webb’s Upper Stage is off to the Launch Site

The rocket that will carry the James Webb Space Telescope to space later this year is on its way to…

3 years ago

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed to 2019

The most powerful space telescope ever built will have to wait on the ground for a few more months into…

7 years ago

Sunshield Layers Installed on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as Mirror Cryo Cooling Testing Commences

The complex multilayered sunshield that will protect the delicate optics and state of the art infrared science instruments of NASA’s…

7 years ago