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Space manager says EU should replace Ariane 5

A chief executive from the space industry has said that Europe must update its Ariane rocket launcher if it wants to remain competitive within the global space industry, according to the BBC.

The Californian SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk was quoted as saying that the Ariane 5 has “no chance” to compete with private sector launchers such as the Falcon vehicle produced by Musk’s company.

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