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MT Aerospace celebrates milestone in European Space Transportation: Successful first launch of the Ariane 6

By Eric Van Rees - 11th July 2024 - 04:57

The successful first launch of the European Ariane 6 launcher is a milestone in MT Aero-space's corporate history.

As the largest German supplier, MT Aerospace is responsible for the development, de-sign and manufacturing of the metallic aerostructures of the new European launcher. The production of the tanks and structural components for the upper and core stages is a sig-nificant part of the Augsburg-based aerospace company's production and represents a work share of around 10% of the total launcher. MT Aerospace has introduced several innovations to increase the performance and reduce the costs of the European launcher. These include new manufacturing technologies such as the introduction of shot peening using AI processes to form components and the use of aluminum lithium as the material for the new launcher.

MT Aerospace is well prepared for the upcoming ramp-up, as the components for the launched flight model were already delivered in 2020. The company will deliver the 13th flight model in 2024 and the successful launch of Ariane 6 will lead to a continuous increase in production volumes for MT Aerospace over the coming years.

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