European ministers approve Ariane six rocket

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Posted: Dec 02, 2014 11:26 AM

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European nations agreed on Tuesday to develop a new Ariane 6 space rocket for a first launch in 2020, the French and German research ministers announced on Tuesday.

Ministers from the European Space Agency's 20 member countries also approved an 8 billion euro ($9.9 billion) budget for the agency over 10 years, the ministers told reporters in Luxembourg.

(Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer)