Satellite News Digest, 28 Apr 2022

MT Aerospace AG expects good order prospects

Amazon opted for launches with Europe's new large Ariane 6 rocket when setting up its Project Kuiper satellite constellation in space. MT Aerospace AG, a subsidiary of the German space and technology group OHB SE, is one of the largest supplier of components for this launch vehicle programme and expects good order prospects from the Ariane 6 Prime contractor ArianeGroup, following Arianespace's launch contract award.

MT Aerospace AG has a production share of around tenpercent in all Ariane 6 rockets, making it one of the largest suppliers to the European launcher. The components of the tanks and metallic structures of the upper stage and the central stage, the main components of the central stage structure of the Vulcain 2.1 engine as well as the forward and aft structures of the solid boosters come from Augsburg.

The first flight of Ariane 6 is scheduled for the end of 2022.

Reference: OHB PR


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