Visit of ArianeGroup in Vienna to discuss the exploitation agreement and R&D partnership with TTTech Aerospace. © TTTech Computertechnik AG
Visit of ArianeGroup in Vienna to discuss the exploitation agreement and R&D partnership with TTTech Aerospace. © TTTech Computertechnik AG

Ariane 6 is Europe’s new flagship launcher. In March 2022, the launcher’s fully integrated avionics network was qualified at ArianeGroup’s development center in Les Mureaux near Paris, France. This is a key milestone ahead of the first launch of Ariane 6 which is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2023.

TTTech Aerospace contributed substantially to the creation of the avionics backbone system in Ariane 6. Its highly reliable ASICs have been qualified for the use in Ariane 6 where they are integrated into more than 50 subsystems handling functions such as computing, power distribution or thrust-vector actuation, all connected to a single, redundant TTEthernet® network, the launcher’s 'nervous system'.

“We are proud about our partnership with ArianeGroup and to contribute to Europe’s Ariane 6 launcher with our second generation TTEthernet® products reliably operating this highly advanced spacecraft. We also contributed to Ariane 6 with firmware development and qualification as well as integration support and we are very excited about the final qualification steps and the upcoming first launch,” explains Christian Fidi, Senior Vice President, Business Unit Aerospace, TTTech.

Find out more in our press release.

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