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Ariane 6 & Vega C Rockets Will Secure Independent Space Access for Europe (Video)

Launch facilities for Europe's next major rocket, the Ariane 6 rocket, are under construction in Kourou, French Guiana and the Vega rocket is getting an upgrade. This will increase the capabilities of the the space agency and European launch industry. Launch provider Arianespace is building the Ariane 6.

Take a look at how the European Space Agency and Arianespace are preparing the Ariane 6 rocket and Vega C booster variant in the new video above.

And here's a look at how Ariane 6 will launch satellites into orbit:

 

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SPACE.COM SENIOR PRODUCER — Since 2007, Steve has produced and edited space, science and entertainment-related videos for Space.com. He is also the producer/writer/editor of Space.com’s CosMix series on space-enthused artists. He studied psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and is originally from Zadar, Croatia by way of Astoria, NY.