Our vision: making space a universe of possibilities for everyone

At Airbus, our purpose is to improve life on Earth and beyond through our cutting-edge space technologies. With every technological breakthrough, we bring people closer together, we navigate new frontiers and we discover new and unexplored destinations. And we don't just take innovations to space – our space solutions and projects help solve global challenges on Earth.

But we don’t stop there: we envisage a future where our human economy expands beyond Earth’s orbit and everyone benefits from the value of space. Explore, discover, connect: together, we can make tomorrow more than just another day.

Whether mapping every star in our galaxy or looking back at planet Earth, Airbus has been helping to answer big questions from space and advance space exploration for more than 50 years. Supplying reliable systems that range from electronic components to full telecommunications relay platforms, scientific satellites and crewed spacecraft, developing the technology to send spaceships to planets – Airbus provides solutions for customers and their programmes around the globe.

ArianeGroup, a joint venture with Safran, is the prime contractor for Europe’s record-breaking Ariane launcher. Applying the expertise of two leading contributors to modern launch vehicles, ArianeGroup develops innovative and competitive space solutions. Airbus has accumulated over 30 years of in-orbit operation, launching its first Earth observation satellite in 1986.

See also our initiatives to protect the space environment and climate monitoring to help our partners fight climate change.

Space Portfolio


Earth observation

Innovative satellites to monitor land, sea and the atmosphere



Exceptionally reliable high-performance relay satellites



Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions for all applications

Orion 2

In Space infrastructure

Global competence for human spaceflight, exploration and experimentation


On ground infrastructure

A full range of modular and secure turnkey services



The preferred supplier of hardware, systems and services



Spacecraft and instruments that unlock secrets of the universe


Business solutions

From data and analytics services to satellite and terrestrial connectivity


Customer services

Strong partnerships throughout customers’ programme lifecycles


Next Space


Airbus is committed to doing the best space possible for the benefit of humanity and dares to be different when needed. That’s Next Space.

2023 Highlights - Juice

Learn all about Juice and its cruise to Jupiter


Media Centre

Browse our photos, videos and downloadable assets of Space

Latest Space news

Airbus delivers first active antenna of the SpainSat NG-I satellite
The antenna is now being integrated onto the satellite at the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France.
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JUICE: throwback to an out of this world rescue!
As we commemorate a year since the launch of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE), we revisit a pivotal moment in space exploration history when the mission encountered a formidable challenge just days after lift-off with the RIME antenna on ESA’s JUICE failing to deploy. Through perseverance, ingenuity, and collaborative spirit, discover how the engineering teams from Airbus, ESA, and SpaceTech overcame adversity to unlock the secrets of Jupiter´s mysterious icy moons.
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Airbus expands its Earth observation constellation with Pléiades Neo Next
Airbus has launched the Pléiades Neo Next programme to expand its very high resolution Earth observation constellation. This new programme will result in new satellite assets and capabilities, including enhanced native resolution. As a first step of Pléiades Neo Next, Airbus is developing a new satellite which will be launched in the next few years.
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For those who visual

For those who make this world a safer place

We pioneer defence and space for their mission success


Sustainability at Airbus

Tackling climate change through our products and services