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Spacecraft equipment 

Spacecraft equipment 

Airbus is a proven, trusted equipment supplier offering an extensive portfolio for space-related applications in telecommunications, Earth and space observation, ground and space navigation, science, launchers and manned space flight. With an unparalleled track record for in-orbit reliability, Airbus possesses all the expertise required to help design, engineer and implement disruptive new space missions. See the full spacecraft equipment portfolio at Airbus’ dedicated website.



Airbus offers an avionics product portfolio that covers a complete range of compact and powerful onboard computers, new-generation GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers, launcher electronics and other world-class platform data handling equipment and interface units. Read more about Airbus’ space-qualified avionics.


As a leading European manufacturer of power solutions, Airbus has vast experience in providing turnkey solar arrays, photovoltaic assemblies and solar cell assemblies for institutional and commercial applications. The company also offers a full range of electronics – including power control units, power processing units for electric propulsion and electric power conditioners. Additional information is available on Airbus’ power solutions.

Payload Products

With more than two decades of experience and multiple innovations in navigation electronics and space-borne Mass Memories, Airbus is a trusted world leader in mass data storage that provides high precision and innovative solutions for all types of 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 and more. Learn more about payload product capabilities at Airbus.


The PureLine family of compact and lightweight products was developed by Airbus initially for constellation applications, which require equipment in large quantities – paving the way for disruptive unit prices while maintaining high quality. The first generation PureLine products allow customers to leverage current Mega constellation solutions, and can also be adapted for future applications. All components are intensively radiation-tested to ensure flawless in-orbit operation for years in low-Earth orbit. This new space product line has now been extended to wider applications on satellites and spacecraft. Explore the range of PureLine products on Airbus’ dedicated website.


Benefitting from a strong heritage in launcher structures, Airbus contributes to the European success story. With state-of-the-art elements and production facilities, the company has played key role in structures for the Ariane 5 and Vega launchers and is continuing with the next-generation Ariane 6. The Airbus portfolio includes launch vehicle interstages and frame structures for launchers, as well as thermal protection. Additional details are available on Airbus’ structures expertise.



With 50 years of experience in high-end antenna measurement techniques, Airbus offers Compensated Compact Ranges (CCRs) that are designed for advanced antenna pattern and payload measurements with satellites of today and for future generations. Airbus’ compact range programme represents the world standard in antenna test facilities for the space industry. Learn more about Airbus’ testing capabilities.

Earth observation

Telecom Satellites

Human spaceflight


Satellite navigation

Space exploration

Space Data Highway

Spacecraft Equipment

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