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About Astrium

Our partners

The Astrium eco-system with all the subsidiaries in all the space activities


EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. The Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter, Cassidian and Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Telcommuncations satellites.

Astrium Companies & Partners


Arianespace delivers its Service & Solutions launch offer to customers from around the world, with its client base composed of leading satellite operators and spacecraft manufacturers, as well as government organizations and agencies.


Astrium North America

Astrium NA provides an array of products and services to meet the needs of the aerospace and spaceflight market. On-going programs with customers and industry partners include support to International Space Station in software engineering, ground operations, astronaut training and cargo to ISS carrier services.



Thanks to its expertise in laser and optronics, CILAS provides an array of products and systems for several markets: defence and security with countersniping and ground laser target designation; industrial and scientific equipment with laser particle size analysis, adaptive optics for telescopes and lasers, and optical coatings for space and solar plants.
CILAS designs the French laser megajoule amplifiers.


CRISA (Computadoras, Redes e Ingeniería , S.A.) is a Spanish company founded in 1985 to design and manufacture electronic equipment and software for space applications: satellites, launchers, orbital infrastructure and space transportation vehicles. Other activities include engineering projects for ground stations, defence and audiovisual sectors.


Dutch Space

Dutch Space is a supplier of subsystems for the European space industry. It is the main player of the Dutch space industry. The company, originally a member of the Fokker group, was established as an independent company in 1995, and has about 300 employees. Over the last thirty years the company has built up a comprehensive package of expertise, services en products in the context of its space activities.



SODERN is a French company created in 1962 in order to develop and build the first neutronic-triggering sources for French military systems. Technical and industrial developments since then have evolved towards non-destructive inspection applications such as active inspection of alpha-emitting waste and online bulk material analysis.


EADS Nucletudes

EADS Nucletudes was founded in 1966 as a defence research and development company, NUCLETUDES has been involved in the setting-up and the development of the French expertise concerning the understanding of the effects of nuclear weapons on electronics and mechanical systems and the protection against such effects.


Equatorial Sistemas

Equatorial Sistemas S.A. é a única empresa Brasileira com experiência real em vôo de cargas úteis em 3 satélites distintos. Com imageadores óticos que voaram no CBERS-1 e CBERS-2, está se preparando agora para a próxima geração de imageadores, no CBERS-3/4. Participou também do satélite AQUA, da NASA, fornecendo um Sondador de Umidade. Hoje, conta com financiamento da FINEP, para o desenvolvimento de um Imageador Avançado dedicado ao contexto nacional, a Amazônia e nossa Floresta Tropical.



Since 1989, Eurimage has provided global satellite digital and photographic data, both directly to end customers and through a network of more than 150 expert Application Providers world-wide. Products include visible and infrared optical data and radar, offering a variety of mission and sensor types to meet the widest range of user needs.



Eurockot Launch Services GmbH provides commercial launch services with the Rockot launch system to operators of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Eurockot serves an international market and operates from state-of-the-art dedicated launch facilities in Plesetsk Cosmodrome, northern Russia.



Geographic information is vital for managing our environment and essential to improve asset management and business processes. Infoterra, a leading provider of geo-information products and services, delivers reliable geospatial knowledge to customers worldwide - when and where they need it. Since 2011, Infoterra is fully integrated into new GEO-Information business divisionpart of Geo-Information Services.


Specialized in environmental testing since 1963, Intespace offers its clients a whole set of environmental test facilities and related services. On its site in Toulouse - which is directly connected to the satellite integration room of its shareholder Astrium - Intespace operates a 20 000 m2 test centre with clean rooms.


Jena Optronik

With promising cutting-edge technology Jena-Optronik, founded in 1991, operates as one of the international leading providers of opto-electronic instruments and sub-systems for space applications. More than 30 years of experience and precise solutions stand for successful products and projects. Jena-Optronik GmbH is AS/EN 9100 certified.


London Satellite Exchange Ltd.

LONDON SATELLITE EXCHANGE (LSE) is a specialist satellite communications service provider, supplying the Media, Enterprise and Government sectors Worldwide. LSE provides tailored satcom solutions designed to our customers requirements and budget.


MilSat Services

Die MilSat Services GmbH, ein neues Gemeinschaftsunternehmen von Astrium und ND SatCom, wird die nächste Stufe des Satellitenkommunikationsprogramms der Deutschen Bundeswehr, SATCOMBw Stufe 2, realisieren.


ND SatCom

Customers in more than 130 countries have chosen ND SatCom as a reliable source of comprehensive, efficient, fast and secure turnkey and tailored system engineered communication solutions. The company’s products and solutions are used in more than 200 transnational networks in government, military, telecom and broadcast environments.


Paradigm Secure Communications & Paradigm Services

Paradigm is the world's leading commercial provider of military-grade satellite communications. Paradigm is the prime contractor for the Skynet 5 contract with the UK Ministry of Defence valued at £3.6bn. The programme provides mobile voice, video, internet and broadcast communications for the UK armed forces, as well as a range of other Government departments and agencies.


Return & Rescue Space Systems GmbH

IRDT - The innovative Inflatable Re-entry and Descent Technology, offering many advantages due to its low mass, volume and modularity and is therefore of great interest to many potential users.  The fields of interest & application are ranging from the Space Station to Planetary Science, from Retrieval and Servicing Missions to non-space applications.


RST Rostock Sytem Technik

RST Rostock System-Technik ist seit über 30 Jahren ein wichtiges Technologieunternehmen in Rostock. Sie realisiert sowohl Systeme, Subsysteme und Komponenten und Forschungsausrüstungen für die Luft - und Raumfahrt als auch  Spezialanforderungen für Kunden aus der Industrie.


Spot Image

Spot Image distributes products and services derived from multiple sources of satellite data. Its international sales network enables it to offer 'neighbourhood' service ensuring that users have ready access to all of its products and services. Since 2011, Spot Image is fully integrated into new GEO-Information business divisionpart of Geo-Information Services.


As the world's premier provider of small satellites, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has been sending small satellites into space longer, more successfully and more economically than anyone else in the world. SSTL has built its worldwide reputation in small satellites through the development of innovative technologies which have lowered the cost of operational space missions.



Starsem is the Soyuz company, dedicated to providing commercial launch services with the reliable and proven Soyuz family of launch vehicles.


Tesat-Spacecom GmbH

Tesat-Spacecom's core product is the microwave power module. Moreover, Tesat-Spacecom has qualified laser crosslinks which operate at very high bit rates to transmit information between satellites. All ESA space qualified manufacturing processes including plating and soldering facilities are available at Tesat-Spacecom for the production of the flight hardware. All tests are performed in the test area fully equipped with thermal vacuum and vibration test facilities, high and low power computer controlled test benches.