Airbus Safran Launchers: We need Buy European Act in 2017

by Peter B. de Selding

Europe's launch industry, led by Arianespace and Airbus Safran Launchers, is asking European governments to sign, this year, a contractual commitment to launch five satellites per year aboard the future Ariane 6 rocket, and two per year on the new Vega-C light-class vehicle, between 2021 and 2025. The companies say they need a predictable level of government demand before they begin production of Ariane 6 and Vega-C this year. Whether Germany and Italy and other individual governments will agree is uncertain. Credit: Airbus Safran Launchers

PARIS — Airbus Safran Launchers, the prime contractor for Europe’s current . . .

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