Ariane 6 is the ESA’s latest and most technologically advanced rocket system. ETC has signed a long-term contract with ArianeGroup to manufacture and supply carbon fibre pressure vessels for use onboard these new rockets.
The supply contract covers the design, development and manufacturing of three Type IV carbon fibre helium tanks, to be integrated in each Ariane 6 launch system, for both the lower and upper stages of the rocket. These tanks will form an essential part of the rocket’s command systems.
“This is a remarkable moment in our company’s history; working with the European Space Agency Programme is one of the most challenging technological tasks you can imagine,” says Reinhard Hinterreither, ETC’s CEO. “Our team of specialists have worked hard to secure this contract. We are proud to be one of the partners working on this state-of-the-art technology and making an impact on the aerospace industry for years to come.”
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