Ariane 6 Launch Complex

The first flight of Ariane 6 is now expected to be in late 2022. Cost per launch is estimated at €75 million for the two solid booster version (10.35 tonnes to low Earth orbit [LEO]) and €115 million for four solid boosters (21.65 tonnes to LEO). By comparison, the SpaceX Falcon 9 costs around US$ 50 million (~ €43 million) for a launch with recovery of the first stage, with payload of 15.6 tonnes to LEO.