Canopée, the new Ariane 6 transport ship, reached Pariacabo harbor in French Guiana on November 3, 2023. During this first transatlantic crossing with sails, Canopée carried on board elements of the upper part of the launcher Ariane 6, including the fairing, as well as components of the boosters. These parts, destined for the inaugural flight, were unloaded and then delivered to Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou.

Canopée, the new Ariane 6 transport ship, reached Pariacabo harbor in French Guiana on November 3, 2023.

Canopée has been custom-built to meet the complex requirements of Ariane 6 transport. It is a hybrid-propulsion vessel designed to ship all the launcher stages and sub-assemblies together, to be environmentally friendly, and to halve shipping costs, particularly by the use of wingsails.