Arianespace orders 18 rockets

2013-12-15 17:43
Rocket. (AFP)

Rocket. (AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Paris - European space giant Arianespace said on Saturday it has agreed to buy 18 Ariane 5 rockets from Eads subsidiary Astrium for a total of more than €2bn ($2.75bn).

The deal was signed at the French space centre in Kourou, Guyana, as French President Francois Hollande looked on.

The rockets are to be launched from 2017 and follow an order of 35 in 2009, Arianespace said in a statement.

Astrium, which had a turnover of more than €5.8bn last year, is to merge next year with the defence division of Eads under the name of Airbus Defence and Space.
Read more on:    space
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.