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ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)
Ariane 62 (Arianespace) The European Space Agency has signed the first contract for an Ariane 6 launch. ESA has agreed to launch four Galileo navigation satellites on two Ariane 62 rockets, the lighter version of the Ariane 6 with two solid-fuel strap-on boosters. The launches are scheduled for late 2020 and mid-2021, with ESA retaining an option to launch the satellites on a Soyuz instead.
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