New European Heavy Missile Ariane 6 Successfully Started Into Space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has implemented the first successful launch of the new generation of Ariane-6.

According to ESA, the Ariane 6 heavy missile successfully started from the Kuru cosmodrome in French Guiana.

“The first launch of a new heavy missile does not occur every year; it occurs only once every 20 or, perhaps, at 30 years. Thousands of people have to work for years for the first flight of the rocket,” said ESA CEO Joseph Ashbacher.

The new generation of the Ariane family started successfully and actually restored European access to the cosmos, he said.

ARIane 5 missile, which was on duty to Ariane 6, made its last flight on July 5, 2023. Ariane 5 from 1996 to 2023 brought to the orbit of 197 satellites in the course of 117 missions.