Baseline configuration selected for Ariane 6
ESA has selected the baseline configuration for the new Ariane 6 rocket. The first stage of the rocket consist of 3 solid rockets, the second stage of 1 solid rocket. The third stage will be an adapted Ariane 5 ME cryogenic upper stage.
The Ariane 6 should be able to launch the same volume as the Ariane 5 rockets, possibly this is for a single satellite, instead of the dual satellite the Ariane 5 is able to launch.
Check out the animation of an Ariane 6 launch. Note that the nozzle of the cryogenic upperstage is extended!
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