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

Skynet 5 Satellite


Exceptionally reliable high-performance relay satellites



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

Airbus Humanspace Orion - In Space Infrastructure

In Space infrastructure

Global competence for human spaceflight, exploration and experimentation


On ground infrastructure

A full range of modular and secure turnkey services


Space Equipment

The preferred supplier of hardware, systems and services



Spacecraft and instruments that unlock secrets of the universe

OneAtlas - Satellite imagery

Business solutions

From data and analytics services to satellite and terrestrial connectivity

Airbus Space Satellites orbiting the Earth

Customer services

Strong partnerships throughout customers’ programme lifecycles


#NextSpace Teaser Image


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 built, Copernicus Sentinel-2C climate satellite heading for launch site
Sentinel-2C is being shipped to Kourou in iconic cargo vessel
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Europe’s Galileo satellites show the way
Galileo, the European Navigation Satellite System, improves our daily lives on Earth: wayfinding, agriculture, emergency, finance.
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NTT DOCOMO and Space Compass partners with Airbus on HAPS, committing to a USD$100 million investment in AALTO
A consortium of Japanese businesses led by NTT DOCOMO and Space Compass, together with Mizuho Bank and the Development Bank of Japan, has committed to invest USD$100m in AALTO, which manufactures and operates the stratospheric, solar-powered Zephyr HAPS.
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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 in Space

Sustainability at Airbus

Tackling climate change through our products and services