ESA is always working for the future of Europe in Space and key to this endeavour is the access to space.
This objective is done in particular by supporting the development of new launchers and next year will be an important year: Vega C and Ariane 6 will fly for the first time.
Vega C is an enhanced version of the existing lightweight Vega with increased power and capacity.
Ariane 6 is Europe’s next heavyweight launcher that will replace Ariane 5. With Ariane 6 the approach is evolving in the assembly and production processes and also in the responsibilities shared between ESA and Industry.
In parallel to preparing a new generation of launchers ESA is also working on its first reusable spacecraft, SpaceRider, that will fly on top of a Vega C and which should be confirmed at Space19+, the Ministerial Conference in Seville next November.
Already the future of European Space transportation is clearly visible in Kourou where Vega C and Ariane 6 are step by step becoming a reality.
This A & B Roll shows the latest images and also a new animation of Ariane 6 activities at Europe' Spaceport. It includes an interview with Daniel Neuenschwander, ESA Director of Space Transportation, in English, German and French.More information at: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Transportation