Category Archives: Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus with new contract for CNES MicroCarb satellite

Airbus Defence and Space was chosen to build new research satellite for French space agency CNES.  Airbus announced about grabbing contract for designing and manufacturing of new research satellite for CNES. It will be MicroCarb, satellite for measuring level of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Mission of the satellite (which start is planned for 2020)…
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Possible end of Vega rocket and beginning of Pan European space corporation

Could it be possible that Airbus Defence and Space will be monopolist in European space industry? Airbus Defence and Space along with its partner, French Safran Company (both companies are involved in Ariane 6 project) probably are going to buy Avio - Italian company responsible for designing and manufacturing Italian Vega rocket. Airbus and Safran…
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Sentinel satellites stays in Airbus – ESA has chosen contractor for Copernicus spacecrafts

Yesterday, on 26 January 2016 Airbus Defence and Space signed contract with European Space Agency for designing and manufacturing two additional satellites under Copernicus program.  Copernicus is European Earth observation program which is under constant development since 1998. At the beginning known as Global Monitoring for Environmental Security (GMES) became Copernicus in 2012. Program is ESA…
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Good news for Airbus Defence and Space – next satellites based on Eurostar-3000E contracted

Inmarsat-6 F1 and F2 will be solid fundament for continously developing fleet of modern satellites belonging to Inmarsat. On 24 December 2015 Airbus Defence and Space announced that it was chosen by Inmarsat, British satellite telecommunications company, as main contractor for designing and manufacturing two new satellites. Inmarsat hopes that two new spacecrafts with launch date planned for…
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