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Wed Dec 31 2025
Arianespace

Project Kuiper (Ariane 6 #1)

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

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RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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Rocket Details

Name:

Ariane 64

Description:

The Ariane 6 family is currently under development by the European Space Agency. Ariane 6 will have two variants, Ariane 64 (A64) has four ESR (Equipped Solid Rocket). The rocket is intended to be used for government and scientific missions.

Ariane 64 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • Project Kuiper is a mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit that will offer broadband internet access, this constellation will be managed by Kuiper Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon. This constellation is planned to be composed of 3,276 satellites. The satellites are projected to be placed in 98 orbital planes in three orbital layers, one at 590 km, 610 km and 630 km altitude. 35-40 satellites will be carried on each Ariane 6 launch.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 4