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Launchers

Launchers

In its first four variants, our Ariane put half of the world’s commercial satellites into orbit. Ariane 5 has achieved over 70 consecutive launches – a record by a considerable margin. And we do not stop there: The Airbus Safran Launchers joint venture, created in 2015, brings together all the expertise and assets of these two industry leaders in the fields of civil and military launch vehicles. 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. 

Over 70 Ariane 5
launched successfully in a row
Airbus Safran Launchers
created in 2015
Ariane 6 maiden flight
could be as early as 2020
Ariane launched ~50%
of the World’s commercial satellites
Ariane 5  

Ariane 5

A major element in Europe’s unrestricted and independant access to space

Ariane 6  

Ariane 6

Europe’s New Way to Space

Airbus Safran Launchers

Safran Launchers

The creation of Airbus Safran Launchers in 2015 opened a new chapter in the history of the launcher industry: Reflecting the joint ambition of Airbus and Safran to boost the European space industry to unscaled heights, this new company develops innovative and competitive solutions by uniting the strengths of two leading contributors to modern launch vehicles.

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.

The company is equally owned, combining Airbus Defence and Space’s expertise in launchers, and Safran’s expertise in liquid and solid rocket propulsion.

Visit Airbus Safran Launchers for more information…

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