Who we are.
What we do and who we are.
Space plays a crucial role in our daily lives, in security and defence, protecting the environment, scientific and technical advances, telecommunications and a host of everyday services – and where there’s space, there’s Astrium.
Number 1 in Europe and no. 2 worldwide, Astrium employs 18,000 men and women all over the world. 18,000 professionals chosen from among the very best, all passionate about space and driven by the great adventure of our time – bringing the infinite potential of space down to Earth for the benefit of mankind. Guaranteeing Europe's access to space as the established leader in space transportation, satellite systems and services, Astrium has for over 40 years been dedicated to bring you all the space you need - now and in the future. It is a mission which resonates with many of the most prestigious names in space – Ariane, the International Space Station, Envisat, Mars Express, Skynet 5 … It is a mission with a consistent commitment, to offer our customers the best possible solutions in the market, with unbeatable levels of, quality, cost-efficiency and schedule adherence.
Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidian are in formation to merge as Airbus Defence and Space. As one of the three divisions of the Airbus Group, Airbus Defence and Space is Europe’s No.1 defence and space company. Worldwide, it ranks second for space and is among the top ten defence companies, with revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.