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Ariane 6 Task Force update 05-21-2024 |  5 minutes


The Ariane 6 Launcher Task Force has just published its latest update report.

The Ariane 6 Launcher Task Force consists of top management from ESA, the overall Ariane 6 procuring entity and launch system architect, French space agency CNES, the launch base prime contractor, ArianeGroup, the launcher system prime contractor, and Arianespace, the launch service provider. This group reports regularly on the progress being made towards inaugural flight of the new Ariane 6 launcher.

The teams are narrowing down the launch period and the first attempt for launch will take place within the first two weeks of July 2024. We are on track and in line with the launch period communicated in November.

The tentative date for the first launch attempt will be given at the ILA airshow in Berlin, Germany, to be held from June 5–9 June, at which all the task force members will be present. 

Read the Ariane 6 Joint Task Force update report