Top News on Ariane 5

  • ESA keeps eye on Ukraine crisis as Vega launch nears


    As the European Space Agency makes final preparations for the third flight of its new Vega light launcher, unrest in Ukraine will be about as far from its operators’ minds as Kourou is from Kiev – but once VV03 is complete on Monday 28 April, programme officials will continue their watch on the tense situation in a country that supplies a critical component of what is otherwise a Western Europe-built vehicle.


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  • ESA keeps eye on Ukraine crisis as Vega launch nears


    As the European Space Agency makes final preparations for the third flight of its new Vega light launcher, unrest in...


  • SpaceX hits milestone in bid for reusable rockets


    ​SpaceX passed a milestone in its bid to develop reusable rockets with an apparently successful soft splashdown and...


  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations


    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream...


  • News Listings for Ariane 5

  • Angara maiden flight success heralds new era for Russian space launches

    News | 10 Jul 2014 12:52 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Russia’s space programme has taken what its stakeholders will hope is a giant leap to modernity with the successful maiden flight of the new Angara launcher, the eventual replacement of the accident-prone Proton-M.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Angara-maiden-flight-success-heralds-new-era-for-Russian-space-launches-401261/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Comet's tail is big story of ESA's year

    News | 07 Jul 2014 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    Comets probably aren’t the bad luck omens or even harbingers of doom that many early civilisations assumed – but, just to be sure, a very close eye is being kept on the snappily-named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it hurtles towards the Sun.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Comets-tail-is-big-story-of-ESAs-year-400684/
  • ANALYSIS: Airbus, Safran set sights on overhaul of Europe's launchers industry

    News | 23 Jun 2014 08:03 | Greg Waldron

    ​Arianespace chairman and chief executive Stéphane Israël likes to talk about change. Ironically, he has spent most of his career in the hallways of European industrial policy, including a stint as the first advisor to Louis Gallois, the former head of EADS, and in leadership roles in space unit Astrium. He also spent some time as the chief of staff to the French minister for industrial renewal, and has published papers about industrial policy.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airbus-Safran-set-sights-on-overhaul-of-Europes-launchers-industry-400543/
  • Airbus, Safran join forces to beat SpaceX at low-cost rockets game

    News | 19 Jun 2014 09:22 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The two leading industrial players in European rocketry have launched an aggressive bid to tackle a cost crisis brought on by US start-up SpaceX - by consolidating Europe’s space launch industry into a single company spanning concept through design, production and launch.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-Safran-join-forces-to-beat-SpaceX-at-low-cost-rockets-game-400552/
  • Transatlantic effort progresses Orion crew vehicle

    News | 06 Jun 2014 13:54 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The development of a key component in any future manned mission to deep space has taken a leap forward with European Space Agency approval of the design for the service module it will supply for NASA’s Orion crew capsule.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Transatlantic-effort-progresses-Orion-crew-vehicle-399857/
  • ILA: ESA makes great step for Orion

    News | 22 May 2014 09:56 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The development of a key component in transatlantic spaceflight co-operation took a leap forward yesterday, with European Space Agency approval of the design for the service module it will supply for NASA’s Orion crew capsule.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ILA-ESA-makes-great-step-for-Orion-399458/