Press release

The central core for the first Ariane 6 flight is taking shape 03-05-2024 |  1 minute


The main stage and the upper stage for the first Ariane 6 flight arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on board the transport ship Canopée on February 21, traveling from ArianeGroup’s sites of Les Mureaux (France) and Bremen (Germany). 

The two stages are currently in the central core final assembly line in the Launcher Assembly Building at the ELA4 launch complex.

The central core is made up of the main stage and the upper stage assembled together with an inter-stage interface structure. Once assembled, the central core will then be transferred to the launch pad. 

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Behind the scenes in the Ariane 6 Launcher Assembly Building