Redesigned Ruag Ariane 5 rocket fairing completes testing; return to flight set for July 27

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE June 28: This story has been updated to correct the identity of the photo showing an Ariane 5 fairing being sent to Europe's Guiana Space Center spaceport in mid-June. That fairing is for the Ariane 5 mission tentatively scheduled for late September. The fairing for the return-to-flight mission, set for July 27, has been at the South American spaceport since mid-2020. All the design modifications were made there.

PARIS — A 10-month investigation into a design defect on Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket’s fairing has ended . . .

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