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Space market vulnerabilities exposed

5 March 2018

A "trajectory anomaly" during a recent Ariane 5 rocket launch has exposed the precarious state of the niche space insurance market as it prepares to weather a difficult trading period in 2018, Inside FAC understands.

Arianespace, the French launch company which manages Ariane 5 missions, said the rocket experienced the anomaly shortly after lift-off at 22:20 GMT on 25 January.

Arianespace is a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, which holds 74 percent of its share capital. The company has 18 other shareholders...

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