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Space

Space

Whether mapping every star in our galaxy or looking back at planet Earth, Airbus has been helping to answer big questions from space for more than 50 years. Supplying reliable systems that range from electronic components to full telecommunications relay platforms, scientific satellites and manned spacecraft, Airbus provides solutions for customers around the globe and is Europe’s no. 1 exporter of Earth-observation satellite systems.

ArianeGroup, a joint venture of Airbus and Safran, is the production prime contractor for Europe’s heavy-lift Ariane launcher, operated by Arianespace – a world leader in commercial launch services.

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  • No. 1 in Commercial Launchers
  • No. 2 Worldwide in Geo-Intelligence 

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Orion

NASA’s next spacecraft to send humans into space.

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Airbus Aerial

Airbus Aerial

New image services. Collects, analyzes and distributes powerful and actionable data.

Latest Space media assets

SES14 Artist View Copyright Airbus      
SES14 Artist View Copyright Airbus
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22 December 2017

SES14 Artist View Copyright Airbus

Eutelsat 172B      
Eutelsat 172B
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21 December 2017

Eutelsat 172B

The Airbus-built Eutelsat 172B – the first high-power, fully-electric telecommunications satellite produced in Europe – was launched in June 2017 and is now operational in orbit

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Example Of GOCI Images      
Example Of GOCI Images
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20 December 2017

Example Of GOCI Images

Example of GOCI images for monitoring of turbidity. GOCI-II is planned to be launched in 2019 and will continue GOCI mission

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Virtual Reality      
Virtual Reality
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20 December 2017

Virtual Reality

Selection Produit      
Selection Produit
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20 December 2017

Selection Produit

Odyssey4.0 Infographicv2.1      
Odyssey4.0 Infographicv2.1
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20 December 2017

Odyssey4.0 Infographicv2.1

Mode Operatoire      
Mode Operatoire
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20 December 2017

Mode Operatoire

Layout3D 2      
Layout3D 2
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20 December 2017

Layout3D 2

Layout3D 1      
Layout3D 1
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20 December 2017

Layout3D 1

Instruction AIT      
Instruction AIT
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20 December 2017

Instruction AIT

SES14 Mise En Container Airbus D.Marques      
SES14 Mise En Container Airbus D.Marques
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20 December 2017

SES14 Mise En Container Airbus D.Marques

SES14 In Container Copyright Airbus D.Marques      
SES14 In Container Copyright Airbus D.Marques
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20 December 2017

SES14 In Container Copyright Airbus D.Marques

PAZ Satellite      
PAZ Satellite
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19 December 2017

PAZ Satellite

PAZ satellite moments before being loaded into its container

Artist View GRACE FO InSpace      
Artist View GRACE FO InSpace
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12 December 2017

Artist View GRACE FO InSpace

Artist View GRACE FO In Space

Grace-FO satellites - Loading into Airplane      
Grace-FO satellites - Loading into Airplane
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12 December 2017

Grace-FO satellites - Loading into Airplane

Grace-FO satellites - Loading into Airplane

PeruSAT 1 Close To Peru      
PeruSAT 1 Close To Peru
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05 December 2017

PeruSAT 1 Close To Peru

Meteosat Satellite      
Meteosat Satellite
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29 November 2017

Meteosat Satellite

In order to maintain its stable position, Meteosat spins at 100 rpm around its main axis.

MetOpA1      
MetOpA1
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29 November 2017

MetOpA1

The MetOps in orbit (artist’s vision)

Meteosat-1      
Meteosat-1
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29 November 2017

Meteosat-1

Meteosat-1 was launched into space on 23 November 1977 and sent this first image on 9 December 1977.

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We.space.earthobsevation.imagerypics.8
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27 November 2017

We.space.earthobsevation.imagerypics.8

Princes' Park of Paris, France Pleiades Satellite Imagery

Infographic PAZ-ES_Copyright Airbus2017      
Infographic PAZ-ES_Copyright Airbus2017
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21 November 2017

Infographic PAZ-ES_Copyright Airbus2017

Satellite PAZ Infographic ES

Infographic PAZ-EN_Copyright Airbus2017      
Infographic PAZ-EN_Copyright Airbus2017
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21 November 2017

Infographic PAZ-EN_Copyright Airbus2017

Satellite PAZ Infographic EN

Sentinel-5p - Overview      
Sentinel-5p - Overview
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19 July 2017

Sentinel-5p - Overview

Sentinel-5p - Overview

Sentinel-5p - Function      
Sentinel-5p - Function
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19 July 2017

Sentinel-5p - Function

Sentinel-5p - Function

Sentinel-5p - Airbus Contribution      
Sentinel-5p - Airbus Contribution
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19 July 2017

Sentinel-5p - Airbus Contribution

Sentinel-5p - Airbus Contribution

Orion ESM - Mankind on the way to the Moon and beyond      
Orion ESM - Mankind on the way to the Moon and beyond
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11 July 2017

Orion ESM - Mankind on the way to the Moon and beyond

Orion ESM - Mankind on the way to the Moon and beyond

Orion ESM - Journey around the Moon      
Orion ESM - Journey around the Moon
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11 July 2017

Orion ESM - Journey around the Moon

Orion ESM - Journey around the Moon

BepiColombo - Protection against infernal heat      
BepiColombo - Protection against infernal heat
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30 June 2017

BepiColombo - Protection against infernal heat

BepiColombo - Protection against infernal heat

BepiColombo - Exploring Mercury      
BepiColombo - Exploring Mercury
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30 June 2017

BepiColombo - Exploring Mercury

BepiColombo - Exploring Mercury

Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic ES      
Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic ES
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16 June 2015

Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic ES

Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic FR      
Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic FR
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18 May 2015

Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic FR

Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic DE      
Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic DE
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18 May 2015

Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic DE

Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic EN      
Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic EN
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18 May 2015

Copernicus and Sentinels Infographic EN

Sentinel-5 Precursor        
 
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05 October 2017

Sentinel-5 Precursor

Sentinel-5 Precursor – a ESA/Kingdom of the Netherlands mission for the European Copernicus Programme – was built by Airbus on an Astrobus-M platform carrying the tropospheric ozone monitoring instrument TROPOMI. Sentinel-5 Precursor is the 1st Copernicus satellite dedicated to monitoring atmospheric chemistry.

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AIRBUS JUICE Emotionclip        
 
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26 September 2017

AIRBUS JUICE Emotionclip

Searching for life on Jupiter's icy moons

20170913 Bartolomeo Clip Update FullHD        
 
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13 September 2017

20170913 Bartolomeo Clip Update FullHD

Bartolomeo enables the hosting of external payloads in low-Earth orbit, on-board the International Space Station ISS. Application areas include (but are not limited to) Earth observation, robotics, material science or astrophysics; payloads can be hosted for institutional and private organizations alike. Named after the younger brother of Christopher Columbus, the Bartolomeo platform is attached to the European Columbus Module and operated by Airbus. With its All-in-One Mission Service, the company provides all mission-related elements and can even assist when it comes to building the actual payload.

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We never stop innovating        
 
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07 September 2017

We never stop innovating

Since the early 60's Airbus has continuously been pushing the boundaries of space technology.

The challenges of Mars        
 
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03 August 2017

The challenges of Mars

Some of the biggest challenges relates to temperature. Why? Learn more here!

What is ExoMars        
 
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03 August 2017

What is ExoMars

ExoMars is a Space mission initiated by ESA to look for life on Mars

The rover is expected to travel several kilometers during its mission        
 
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03 August 2017

The rover is expected to travel several kilometers during its mission

The primary objective is to land the rover at a site with high potential for finding well-preserved organic material, particularly from the very early history of the planet.

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The ExoMars Rover will be the next rover to land on planet Mars        
 
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03 August 2017

The ExoMars Rover will be the next rover to land on planet Mars

The ExoMars rover, a robotic Mars vehicle, is currently under development by Airbus. It will be the first mission to combine the capability to move across the surface and to study Mars at depth.

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Meet the Rovers Bryan and Bruno        
 
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03 August 2017

Meet the Rovers Bryan and Bruno

The 300 kg rover will be capable of drilling up to 2m below the surface and will search for signs of past or present life. The collected data will help to evaluate risks for future manned missions.

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WorldSpaceWeek – Discover the Mars Yard        
 
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03 August 2017

WorldSpaceWeek – Discover the Mars Yard

The ExoMars rover, a robotic Mars vehicle, is currently under development by Airbus Defence and Space and tested in the Mars Yard in Stevenage, UK.

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BepiColombo - Mission to Mercury        
 
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03 July 2017

BepiColombo - Mission to Mercury

BepiColombo: To this day, Mercury remains the most mysterious planet of our solar system. The Sun’s glare makes it impossible to study via telescope and the extreme heat and proximity to the Sun make it hard to reach. As many questions remain unanswered, ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up for the dual spacecraft mission “BepiColombo”, named after the Italian professor Giuseppe ‘Bepi’ Colombo, which is made of 2 separate orbiters: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (supplied by ESA) and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (supplied by JAXA), and a propulsion module.

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Orion European Service Module for NASA's spacecraft        
 
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26 June 2017

Orion European Service Module for NASA's spacecraft

Orion ESM is the first Europe's contribution to a critical part of a NASA's spacecraft, whom Airbus is the main manufacturer.

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ISS Utilization        
 
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21 June 2017

ISS Utilization

Major improvements to protect life on Earth are made possible through a unique space asset: the International Space Station (ISS).

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Ariane 5        
 
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19 June 2017

Ariane 5

Ariane 5 is a major element in Europe’s unrestricted, independent access to space.

Solar Orbiter        
 
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19 June 2017

Solar Orbiter

The Solar Orbiter will scrutinise the Sun in unprecedented detail. Travelling closer to the Sun than the planet Mercury, it will make comprehensive measurements of the nascent solar wind.

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NIRSpec        
 
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19 June 2017

NIRSpec

NIRSpec, the 200-kg near infrared spectrometer will be able to observe up to 100 celestial bodies, such as galaxies and stars, at various spectral resolutions.

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Space Equipment        
 
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19 June 2017

Space Equipment

Space Equipment Portfolio: Telecommunications, Earth observation, scientific missions, manned spaceflight, launchers.

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Human Spaceflight        
 
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19 June 2017

Human Spaceflight

Spacelab, ATV, Columbus and Orion ESM - human space flight mission powered by Airbus

Gaia        
 
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19 June 2017

Gaia

Gaia's mission aims to pick out celestial objects 400,000 times fainter than the human eye can see. The 1,000,000,000 pixel camera will map our galaxy in 3D with an unprecedented accuracy and test Einstein's theory of relativity with greater precision than before.

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Biomass - Promo clip        
 
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12 June 2017

Biomass - Promo clip

Airbus is building Biomass, the 1st P-band radar in space that will measure the amount of biomass and carbon locked in the world’s forests and how this changes over time. It will provide support to United Nations treaties, notably the Reduction of Emissions due to Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

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The (space) Odyssey 4.0 is not science fiction

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PAZ satellite starts its journey to space

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