Sole prime contractor
Responsible for coordination
Coordinating some 64 companies across Europe, the ArianeGroup joint venture of Airbus and Safran delivers a complete, fully-tested, cost-effective launcher to Arianespace – the launch services marketing company – in line with demanding market conditions.
Responsible for the production
All Ariane 5 stages, the vehicle equipment bay, the dual launch system upper part structure (SYLDA) and flight software, along with a number of subassemblies, are built by Airbus Defence and Space through ArianeGroup. Our teams are on hand in Kourou, French Guiana, to support Arianespace during launch campaigns.