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European Space Agency delays first launch of Ariane 6 rocket until ‘sometime in 2023’ – IT Pro – News

The European Space Agency (ESA) does not expect to launch an Ariane 6 rocket in 2022. The European Space Agency now believes that it will not be able to do so until sometime next year. The Ariane 6 missile will succeed the Russian Ariane 5 and Soyuz missiles.

Josef Schbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency He says to the BBC The Ariane 6 missile will be launched for the first time next year. In the conversation, he didn’t mention the reason for the launch just then. Nor does it provide details of when the missile is expected to launch in 2023.

This is not the first time that Ariane 6 has been delayed. In 2020, the European Space Agency said the rocket For the first time in 2022 It will be launched. on the ESA website He is still talking about the second quarter of 2022. The European Space Agency said it will have to postpone the launch in 2020, due to various shutdowns. There were also technical problems, including with the coolant arm connecting the rocket to the launch pad.

The Ariane 6 rocket has become of additional importance to the European Space Agency since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since that invasion, the Soyuz missile could no longer be used for European purposes, while it was relied upon. Feasibility of certain missions such as European probe mission to Marsdepends on how fast ESA can launch Ariane 6.

ESA working on Two specifications For the Ariane 6 missile. The Ariane 62 has two boosters and can carry 4.5 to 5 tons geostationary transfer orbit Bring. This orbit is mainly used for satellites. Ariane 64 will get four boosters and can bring 11.5 tons to the GTO track. The European Space Agency wants to use the 62 rocket as a replacement for the Soyuz rocket. Version 64 is the successor to Ariane 5.

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