Ariane 6 program manager Patrick Bonguet visits Champagné production facility


Following the successful test of the P120 boosters in October, our Champagné site received the visit of a delegation from ArianeGroup, for whom we are developing optical interconnection solutions for the Ariane 6 launcher.

Program and supplier managers regularly travel to their partners’ facilities in order to understand the industrial reality and challenges that they face.

A great collaborative spirit, which shows that innovation and advanced technology can benefit from openness and exchanges between partners.

After their visit, the ArianeGroup delegation said they were satisfied with all the elements provided and the answers, and reaffirmed their expectations regarding the reliability of the solutions and the ability to meet manufacturing and delivery deadlines.

Ariane 6's first launch was scheduled for late 2020 but due to the pandemic and technical issues, it was postponed to the second quarter of 2022.

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