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The European Space Agency successfully launched the Ariane 6 rocket + video

Finally, after 10 years, Arian 6 rocket It was launched for the first time yesterday (July 19) from the European space base in French Guiana. The European Space Agency has long needed rockets from other companies, such as SpaceX, to send its cargo into space; That is why the launch of Ariane 6 is an important moment for this agency.

According to the website report SpaceAfter years of delay, the European Space Agency's Ariane 6 rocket has finally left Earth. The development of the Ariane 6 rocket began in late 2014. At first, its first launch was supposed to take place in 2020, but due to technical issues and problems such as the Corona epidemic, this launch was postponed for several years.

European Space Agency's Ariane 6 rocket launch

Joseph Eschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency, said after this mission:

“A brand new rocket doesn't make it to launch very often, and its success is not guaranteed. I am proud to witness this historic moment when the new generation of Europe's Ariane family successfully restores Europe's access to space.”

The previous generation of this new rocket, Ariane 5, carried out 117 missions from 1996 to 2023. The retirement of Ariane 5 left Vega, the small satellite launcher, as the only orbital rocket at the European base. This situation was not acceptable to European space authorities because they did not want to depend on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and other foreign rockets to send their large cargoes; For this reason, yesterday's launch of Ariane 6 is considered a historic moment for Europeans.

The Ariane 6 two-stage rocket is built by the French company ArianeGroup and operated by its subsidiary Arianespace on behalf of the European Space Agency. The first stage of this rocket has a Vulcain 2.1 engine – an evolved version of the Vulcain 2 in Ariane 5 – and the upper stage is a Vinci engine, which is a new technology.

Ariane 6 is manufactured in two models: A62 model with two SRB boosters and A64 model with four SRB boosters. According to the European Space Agency, A62 and A64 can deliver about 11.4 tons and 23.8 tons of cargo to low Earth orbit, respectively.

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