The successful first launch of the Falcon Heavy – the beginning of the end for Ariane 6?

February 6, 2018, 20:45 UTC: The first Falcon Heavy launcher by the company SpaceX lifts off from launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It is a truly historic moment in space flight. Heavy lift capability to space is finally back. That capability was lost on July 8, 2011 - with the final... Continue Reading →

Visiting the European spaceport Kourou (Part 2)

The new European launcher Ariane 6 has started to become reality as the launch complex ELA4 is taking shape at the spaceport Kourou. And first hardware for the launch vehicle is existing already. And some of this hardware is already at the European spaceport Kourou. There are already two test units of the solid rocket... Continue Reading →

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