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Adieu GRACE-FO

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Peruvian Government: “Satellite investment recovered after first year of operations”

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ExoMars Rover mission: how Airbus looks for life on the red planet!

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40 years ago, the first European weather satellite, Meteosat, took its place in space

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The PAZ satellite heads towards its launch base

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Dubai Airshow 2017: Airbus ‘makes it fly’ with 510 aircraft orders and commitments

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Space on Twitter

Space Photos & Infographics

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12 December 2017

Artist View GRACE FO InSpace

Artist View GRACE FO In Space

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12 December 2017

Grace-FO satellites - Loading into Airplane

Grace-FO satellites - Loading into Airplane

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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.

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29 November 2017

MetOpA1

The MetOps in orbit (artist’s vision)

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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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24 November 2017

Meteosat Satellite Copyright ESA

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21 November 2017

PAZ Artist View Copyright Airbus2017

Satellite PAZ Artist View

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21 November 2017

PAZ Satellite Copyright Airbus2017

Satellite PAZ

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09 November 2017

Turksat 5B Copyright Airbus 2017

Turksat 5B - Airbus to build Türksat 5A and 5B satellites

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09 November 2017

Turksat 5A Copyright Airbus 2017

Turksat 5A - Airbus to build Türksat 5A and 5B satellites

Grace-Fo-satellites Airbus / Mathias Pikelj
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09 November 2017

Grace-Fo-satellites

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). GRACE-FO is a successor to the original GRACE mission, which began orbiting Earth on March 17, 2002. GRACE-FO will carry on the extremely successful work of its predecessor while testing a new technology designed to dramatically improve the already remarkable precision of its measurement system. The GRACE missions measure variations in gravity over Earth's surface, producing a new map of the gravity field every 30 days. Thus, GRACE shows how the planet's gravity differs not only from one location to another, but also from one period of time to another. Airbus Defence and Space (Friedrichshafen/Germany) is the industrial prime contractor to build the satellites.

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09 November 2017

Pioneer IODA contract signature

Magali Vaissiere ESA, Arnaud de Rosnay, VP Telecommunications Satellites, Airbus Defense and Space

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06 November 2017

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21 November 2017

Infographic PAZ-ES_Copyright Airbus2017

Satellite PAZ Infographic ES

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21 November 2017

Infographic PAZ-EN_Copyright Airbus2017

Satellite PAZ Infographic EN

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19 July 2017

Sentinel-5p - Overview

Sentinel-5p - Overview

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19 July 2017

Sentinel-5p - Function

Sentinel-5p - Function

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19 July 2017

Sentinel-5p - Airbus Contribution

Sentinel-5p - Airbus Contribution

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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

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11 July 2017

Orion ESM - Journey around the Moon

Orion ESM - Journey around the Moon

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30 June 2017

BepiColombo - Protection against infernal heat

BepiColombo - Protection against infernal heat

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30 June 2017

BepiColombo - Exploring Mercury

BepiColombo - Exploring Mercury

Space videos

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

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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All-electric propulsion satellites by Airbus        
 
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08 June 2017

All-electric propulsion satellites by Airbus

Electric propulsion makes it possible to reduce the mass of satellites, leading to lower launch costs for a given mission and/or a more capable satellite for a given mass.

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Space footage

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14 July 2017

Sentinel-5p - Solar Array Deployment

Sentinel-5p - Solar Array Deployment

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03 July 2017

BepiColombo - Module separation animation

BepiColombo - Module separation

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30 June 2017

BepiColombo - MPO and Mercury animation

BepiColombo - MPO and Mercury

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31 May 2017

BepiColombo - Building up the stack footage

BepiColombo - Stack building

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08 May 2017

Grace-FO Fitting

GRACE-FO is a successor to the original GRACE mission, which began orbiting Earth on March 17, 2002. GRACE-FO will carry on the extremely successful work of its predecessor while testing a new technology designed to dramatically improve the already remarkable precision of its measurement system.

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09 February 2017

Sentinel-2 - Promoclip (textless)

Airbus is the prime contractor for Sentinel-2, an innovative wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands for a new perspective of our land and vegetation.

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04 June 2016

Best of Airbus Defence and Space @ ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

Watch the highlights of the amazing show that came after 4 days to an end.; More info: http://bit.ly/2053SNn

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28 April 2016

METERON - TV Footage

The European and Russian space agencies (ESA and Roscosmos respectively) launched their joint mission on 14 March to test technology for future exploratory surface missions on Mars. The ExoMars rover, a robotic Mars vehicle, is currently under development by Airbus Defence and Space.

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28 April 2016

Interview Dr. Elie Allouis, Airbus about METERON

The European and Russian space agencies (ESA and Roscosmos respectively) launched their joint mission on 14 March to test technology for future exploratory surface missions on Mars. The ExoMars rover, a robotic Mars vehicle, is currently under development by Airbus Defence and Space.

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28 April 2016

Interview Sue Horne, UKSA about METERON

The European and Russian space agencies (ESA and Roscosmos respectively) launched their joint mission on 14 March to test technology for future exploratory surface missions on Mars. The ExoMars rover, a robotic Mars vehicle, is currently under development by Airbus Defence and Space.

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