ESA to Ariane 6 industrial team: Covid-19 notwithstanding, you must deliver on cost commitments

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The news that the Ariane 6 heavy-lift rocket's inaugural flight would be delayed to late 2021 was formally delivered to European Space Agency governments on June 23-24.

The causes are multiple. Covid-19 was the latest reason, but only one of many hurdles that have proved more difficult to clear than predicted:

The budget consequences of this latest delay, amounting to about a year, are still being evaluated and will be detailed . . .

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