Airbus Group and Safran to join forces in launcher activities

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About us

The creation of Airbus Safran Launchers opens a new chapter in the history of the launcher industry. Reflecting the joint ambition of Airbus Group and Safran to boost the European space industry to unscaled heights, our new company will develop innovative and competitive solutions by uniting the strengths of two leading contributors to modern launch vehicles.

Airbus Safran Launchers is equally owned, combining Airbus Defence and Space’s expertise in launchers (especially in France and Germany), and Safran’s expertise in liquid and solid rocket propulsion.

The goal of Airbus Safran Launchers is to provide comprehensive, advantageous solutions in this increasingly competitive market, based on a family of versatile, high-performance, cost-competitive launchers that meet the needs of both government and commercial customers.

Organisation

*Also CEO of Airbus Safran Launchers GmbH / ** Also CEO of Airbus Safran Launchers SAS

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Ariane 6

a new family of competitive, versatile, efficient and reliable launchers
Airbus Safran Launchers is using its know-how for next-generation European launchers, through the mastery of all the skills required for manufacturing launcher components.
ONE MISSION :
Guarantee Europe independent access to space and competitiveness on the commercial market.
one launcher,
2 configurations
Ariane 6, in its 2 versions (A62 and A64), will be able to meet the expectations of the satellite launch market, both for satellites of average mass and heavy mass in geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
Ariane 6
in brief

  • lancementsup to 12 launches per year.
  • altitudean altitude of 36,000 km thanks to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
  • participation12 countries now participating Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Romania and Norway.
Markets, customers, partners: a winning trio
Institutional
markets
Ariane 62 – 2 boosters
  • ObservationEarth observation and monitoring
  • surveillanceSpace monitoring
  • MétéorologieMeteorology and climate studies
  • GéolocalisationGeolocation and navigation
  • explorationExploration missions
Commercial
markets
Ariane 64 – 4 boosters
  • televisionDirect television
  • internetInternet
  • téléphonieTelephony and telecommunications
  • GTOGeostationary transfer orbit (GTO)
Our main
customers
Development and Production
ESA-CNES-DLR
R&T contracts
ESA CNES DLR
Our main
industrial partners
partenaires
1st launch in 2020

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Location

localisation Issy Les Moulineaux
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Localisation Kourou
localisation Vernon
localisation Le Haillan
localisation Les Mureaux

localisation Ottobrunn

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Media library

lanceur A62

Ariane A62

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Ariane A62

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Ariane A64

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Ariane A64

Vinci engine test – ©DLR

Vinci engine test – ©DLR

Vinci engine test – ©DLR