First Launch of Ariane 6 Considered Partially Successful Written 10 July 2024


Ariane 6 heavy-lift rocket launches for the first time. | Credit: Spaceflight Now; YouTube; Framegrab

Aviation Week reports, “In a relatively complex mission, the first Ariane 6 medium- to heavy-lift launcher placed payloads into orbit in its debut flight July 9 and partially demonstrated its technology features. In a two-booster version, the so-called Ariane 62 lifted off at 4 p.m. local time (3 p.m. EDT) from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.”
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First launch of ESA's Ariane 6 heavy-lift rocket
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