Europe's Ariane-5 rocket makes 100th flight

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2018
by Alex Muller

Europe's Ariane 5 rocket has completed its 100th mission. Tuesday's flight saw it lift two big satellites into orbit from its operating base in French Guiana.

Ariane rocket suffers rare launch anomaly

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2018
by Alex Muller

Eventually, though, radio signals from the spacecraft were picked up. It seems the rocket did do its job - but beyond the sight of controllers on the ground.

Full Ariane 6 rocket funding is unlocked by ESA

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

The final tranche of R&D funding needed to introduce a new rocket for Europe was committed on Wednesday.

Airbus unveils 'Adeline' re-usable rocket concept

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Airbus, which leads the production of Europe's Ariane rocket, has developed a concept that could make future vehicles partially re-usable.

Ministers to chart Ariane rocket's future

Posted in Business on 2nd Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Key decisions on Europe's capability and activity in space will be taken by research ministers on Tuesday.