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Jan 24, 2022

Why Europe’s new mega-rocket could make human missions to Mars possible before SpaceX

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The European Space Agency is planning to use the Ariane 6 for a variety of missions.


Here’s what you need to know about how they compare.

Ariane 6 vs. SpaceX: How much can it send to low-Earth orbit?

The Ariane 6 will send up varying amounts depending on the booster configuration. The two-booster version, known as Ariane 62, can launch 4,500 kg (9,920 pounds) to geostationary transfer orbit or 10,300 kilograms (22,707 pounds) to low-Earth orbit.

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