Bremen, May 6, 2019. ArianeGroup and Arianespace today announced the start of production of the first 14 serial models of the European carrier Ariane 6 launcher in a joint announcement.
The OHB subsidiary MT Aerospace AG is the largest supplier to the Ariane program outside France.
The most important points from the ArianeGroup and Arianespace press release:
- Arianespace orders the first series models of the Ariane 6 from ArianeGroup.
- Together with the European industrial network, ArianeGroup starts production of the first 14 Ariane 6s, which will be in operation in parallel with the last ten Ariane 5s from 2021 to 2023.
- The first series production models of the Ariane 6 will leave the Ariane Group's plants at the beginning of 2021.
- Ariane 6 is a programme of the European Space Agency ESA. The maiden flight is scheduled for 2020 as part of the development contract.
More information in this press release.