Europe ponders choosing the design of the next generation Ariane rocket.


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Europe ponders the design choices for the next generation of their Ariane rocket.

Though the article above makes no mention of Falcon 9 and its very low launch costs, I have no doubt that Falcon 9 hovers like a ghost over the negotiations on what ESA will do with Ariane 5, a rocket that despite an excellent launch record has never really been able to make a profit due to high costs.

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  • Kelly Starks

    >…I have no doubt that Falcon 9 hovers like a ghost over the negotiations on what ESA will do with Ariane 5…

    Not hardly. Falcons kind of the butt of jokes in the industry. In a article I read a week or 3 back a Ariane exec laughed that SpaceX gets the press, they get the customers.

  • Rob West

    Great job on Coast tonight! Too bad you weren’t on longer! (Sorry to post this here, but didn’t see any other way to contact you.)

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