A world leader in access to space, working for its institutional and commercial customers and Europe’s strategic independence.
The perfect innovative, highly competitive solution for civil and military launch systems and space applications – that’s what they give their institutional, commercial, and industrial customers. They are expert in the most cutting-edge technologies, from all aspects of complete propulsion systems right down to the items of equipment and materials. They leverage all of this expertise, the unique knowledge of their teams, into benefiting the space, defense, energy, and other industrial sectors, with high value-added products, equipment and services.
Guarantor of Europe’s autonomous, reliable access to space, we are the lead contractor for the Ariane family of European launchers and for the missiles in the French oceanic deterrent force.
Their activities cover the entire life-cycle of a launcher: design, development, production, operation and commercial service, the latter through their subsidiary Arianespace. They build and operate Ariane 5, the most reliable launcher on the commercial market today, and they are developing the next-generation Ariane 6 launcher, for which they are the design authority.
ArianeGroup springs from the shared ambition of Airbus and Safran to take the European space industry to the highest possible level.
Equally owned by the two groups, ArianeGroup houses the entire scope of their civil and military launcher activities and competences in a single, coherent company, with a workforce of approximately 9,000 highly skilled people in France and Germany. The network includes 11 subsidiaries and affiliates in which ArianeGroup has a significant shareholding. Finalized in 2016, ArianeGroup’s roots reach more than 70 years into the history of space activity in Europe.