the Ariane rocket will be transported on a huge sailboat


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How to reduce the ecological footprint of large cruise ships? The designers of the Ariane rocket have chosen a boat with huge sails to carry parts of the European satellite launcher across the Atlantic. With a length of 120 meters, the boat is propelled by the wind and replaces oil boats. A way to save 30% of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Because it is in Kourou, French Guiana, that the rocket will be assembled and launched.

An inspiration for other carriers?

An ecological investment that should inspire other owners. “We come back to sailing boats. It's great“, says Gerard Feldzer, air expert.We are going from an ecological point of view to save a lot of oil. And above all, it will set the example for all shipping companies. Everyone will get started, and here we may reduce the bill“he hopes, because shipping accounts for 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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