History of Airbus space exploration programmes, including Ulysses, Mars Express, Rosetta, Gaia, and BepiColombo.
The Airbus history of Earth observation satellite programmes, including Meteosat, ERS, MetOp, Metop-SG, Sentinel, and SPOT.
Airbus history of human spaceflight, beginning with the Spacelab reusable laboratory flown on the U.S. Space Shuttle, followed by development of the Columbus module for the International Space Station (ISS) and the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) resupply spacecraft that serviced ISS. All share a common heritage, with Airbus’ expertise now being applied to the European Service Module (ESM) that will equip Orion – the next U.S. NASA spacecraft that will send humans into space.
Airbus previews the future of space at the 2018 International Astronautical Congress