ESA test-fired the P120C engine for the first time on July 16. The solid rocket booster serves as the first stage for Vega C and as the strap ons for Ariane 6. Credit: ESA
Arianespace CEO Stephane Israel, shown above in September 2016,  said the Eumetsat contract came to the European launch provider competitively, despite being a from European government customer. Credit: SpaceNews
Prometheus Engine
The French space agency CNES is funding construction of the Ariane 6 launch pad at the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Credit: ESA
ESA P120C
David Bestwick Avanti
P120C Booster Case
Ariane 5 Galileo VA240 Arianespace
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Ariane 6 screen shot, no side boosters
Ariane_62_in_flight Ariane 62
Ariane 5 Arianespace Kourou
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Gaele Winters, ESA director of operations and infrastructure. Credit: ESA, Jürgen Mai
CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall at the Paris Air Show 2015.

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