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Hundreds of jobs at risk at the Guiana Space Center


Twenty of the site's forty subcontractors will be affected by the drop in activity expected in 2023 and 2024.

Concern is mounting within the space sector in Guyana.

An industry that represents 12.6% of the GDP of this overseas regional department (Drom), located in South America.

The delay of Ariane 6, whose maiden flight has been postponed to the end of 2023 - three years later than planned - and the unavailability of the small Italian rocket Vega C, grounded after the failure of a late mission. 2022, will have consequences on the activity of the Guiana Space Center (CSG).

"We are facing two phenomena: the first, situational, is linked to Ariane 6, Vega C and the shutdown of Soyuz

(since the end of cooperation in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the end of February 2022, Ed).

This results in a deficit of launches in 2023 and 2024

, explains to


, Marie-Anne Clair, director of the CSG.

The second is structural: Ariane 6 will be 40% cheaper than Ariane 5, which translates into an optimization of its manufacturing in Europe and its integration, as well as launch campaigns...

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Source: lefigaro

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