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.Read more
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.Read more
Since the early 60's Airbus has continuously been pushing the boundaries of space technology.
Some of the biggest challenges relates to temperature. Why? Learn more here!
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Orion ESM is the first Europe's contribution to a critical part of a NASA's spacecraft, whom Airbus is the main manufacturer.Read more
Major improvements to protect life on Earth are made possible through a unique space asset: the International Space Station (ISS).Read more
From big announcements to great flying displays, watch the best moments of day 2 at Paris Air Show 2017.Read more
Ariane 5 is a major element in Europe’s unrestricted, independent access to space.
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.Read more
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.Read more
Space Equipment Portfolio: Telecommunications, Earth observation, scientific missions, manned spaceflight, launchers.Read more
Spacelab, ATV, Columbus and Orion ESM - human space flight mission powered by Airbus
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
OneWeb satellites: Airbus has been selected by OneWeb Ltd. as its industrial partner for the design and manufacturing of its fleet of microsatellite sto deliver affordable internet access globally.Read more