Europe, France
Will Ariane 6 save France's space sector from 'Splendid Isolation' in Europe?

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Ariane 6 rocket before its first launch from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana on 9 July 2024.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Ariane 6 rocket before its first launch from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana on 9 July 2024. © Jody Amiet/AFP
The successful first launch of Ariane 6 wards off fears that European launchers' days are numbered. However, it does little to mask the decaying landscape of France's struggling space industry, particularly when it comes to international cooperation. [...]
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