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Ariane 6  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Maiden Flight: 2020
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Ariane 62 and Ariane 64
Origin: France
Corporations: Airbus Safran Launchers*, EADS Astrium and Snecma   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Ariane
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 261
Family Members: Ariane 1, Ariane 2, Ariane 3, Ariane 4, Ariane 5 and Ariane 5 ME
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Description: The EADS Astrium Ariane 6 is a new generation space launch system leveraging technologies from the Ariane 5 ME launcher and slated to enter service after 2020 operated by the European Space Agency (ESA). Ariane 6 will be a modular rocket with a payload capacity of 3 to 6.5 metric tons in geostationary orbit. Dubbed PPH, the launcher's configuration comprises two lower stages in which solid propellant is used and a cryogenic upper stage powered by a Vinci re-startable engine, developed by Snecma. Astrium was awarded the contract for the study phase and design of the Ariane 6 launcher on January 30, 2013. The new space launch system will be available in two versions: Ariane 62, with two solid propellant strap-on boosters and Ariane 64, with four solid-propellant strap-on boosters.

Ariane 6 Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Payload to GEO: 6.50 ton (14,330 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Ariane 6 News

There are 6 news between
30 Jan 2013 and 14 Nov 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017Thales Alenia Space to Supply Ariane 6 Telemetry Transmitter
Wednesday, November 8, 2017Thales Alenia Space Wins Another Contract for Ariane 6
Wednesday, August 12, 2015ESA Awards Ariane 6 Space Launch System Development Contract to Airbus Safran Launchers
Wednesday, February 12, 2014Airbus Defence and Space Wins New ESA Contract for Ariane 6
Wednesday, October 16, 2013Astrium to Continue Development Work on Ariane 5 ME and Ariane6 Launchers
Wednesday, January 30, 2013ESA Awards Astrium Two Contracts to Design Ariane 6 and Continue Development of Ariane 5 ME

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