Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidian are now Airbus Defence and Space

Astrium

EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE

Many of the fundamental questions about our very existence can only be answered by exploring our solar system and getting closer to the origins of the universe. With world-renowned expertise in the highly specialised field of space science, Astrium is the creator and prime contractor of the most ambitious spacecraft and instruments developed for the European Space Agency – Soho, Rosetta, Huygens, Cluster, XMM-Newton, Mars Express, Venus Express, Solar Orbiter, BepiColombo – fascinating adventures ever widening our horizons.

 

  • Solar Orbiter: The closest ever view of our sun

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  • ExoMars programme: a lander for Mars

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  • BepiColombo - Mission to Mercury

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  • Grace: ‘twins’ for climate research

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  • Gaia: recording over a billion stars for an extraordinary 3-D map of the galaxy

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  • Integral

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  • LISA Pathfinder: viewing the Universe in a new light via a ‘physics lab in space’

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  • Venus Express

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  • Cluster II: four satellites in fleet formation

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  • SOHO

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  • Ulysses: journeying over the Sun’s poles

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  • Cassini/Huygens: beyond the storms of Titan’s moon

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  • Mars Express: exploring the red planet

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  • Rosetta: the intrepid comet explorer

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  • Herschel: revolutionising space telescopes

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  • James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): NIRSpec and MIRI

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  • XMM-Newton

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