The family of Airbus avionics products offers a wide range of bus electronics:

  • New generation compact and powerful onboard computers based on the LEON3 core system-on-chip
  • High-performance inertial measurement units and control momentum gyroscopes
  • Star sensors, integrated attitude sensors as well as rendezvous and docking sensors
  • Customised units, such as interface units and launcher electronics, and a complete range of MIL-STD-1553 (military standard) products

Airbus' avionics solutions

Platform electronics

On board computers
Platform data handling and interface unit
System-on-chip, hybrids and components

Gyros and actuators

Astrix inertial measurement unit / IRU series
Control momentum gyros

Sensors & LIDARs

Star Sensors for AOCS from GEO communication satellites to constellations
LIDARs for rendezvous- and docking, on-orbit servicing and planetary landing

Sun sensors

BASS Coarse Bi-Axis Sun Sensor

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Our product portfolio

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Power
Airbus empowers customers' missions

Airbus’ avionics portfolio covers a complete range of compact and powerful onboard computers, launcher electronics and other world-class platform data handling equipment and interface units. Jena Optronik is the market leader for star sensors and rendezvous & docking light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors. 

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Payload

Airbus is a trusted global leader in mass memories and solid-state recorders for all types of space missions. The company offers payload data handling units with compression and encryption features; radar and video electronic units; payload instrument control units; high precision, low noise timing solutions for navigation constellations and scientific applications, as well as many other mission-critical products. Airbus also provides unparalleled air quality and greenhouse gas instruments. TESAT is the world leader in RF (radio frequency) payload products and for laser communications. Jena Optronik delivers cutting-edge multi-spectral imagers and building blocks. 

New Space equipment

Airbus developed PureLine, a proven family of compact and lightweight electronic products – initially envisioned for constellation applications, paving the way for disruptive unit prices while maintaining high quality. All components are intensively radiation-tested to ensure flawless operation for 10 years in low-Earth orbit. With its cutting-edge Sparkwing design, Airbus is the go-to partner for hassle-free smallsat solar arrays. TESAT offers inter-satellite as well as direct-to-Earth laser communication with disruptive “New space” products. In addition, Jena Optronik developed ASTRO CL, a breakthrough star sensor for smallsat and “New space” applications.

Mechanical and Thermal

Airbus developed HiPeR, a scalable High Performance Radiator product suite (thermal straps, flexible film radiator panels…) that brings disruptive benefits compared to traditional aluminum radiators. The company also provides tailored functional structures and radiator mechanical products where HiPeR’s advantages can be exploited. 

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Launcher products
Helping you bringing your mission up!

Benefiting from a strong heritage in equipment for launchers, Airbus contributes to the European success story. With state-of-the-art products and facilities, Airbus has played a key role in electronics and structures for the Ariane 5, Ariane 6 and Vega launchers. 

On ground

Do you have testing needs? With 50 years of experience in high-end antenna measurement techniques, Airbus offers Compensated Compact Ranges (CCRs) that represent the world standard in antenna test facilities for the space industry. Our on-ground support also extends to a wide range of test equipment for avionics and TM/TC, as well as interface simulators. In addition, we also act as an EEE parts agency to optimize your parts purchase. Learn more about our “on-ground” support capabilities.