Airbus Defence and Space is one of the three divisions of the Airbus Group. It is Europe’s number one defence and space company, the second largest space business worldwide, and within the top ten defence enterprises globally. It employs some 38,600 employees generating revenues of approximately €13 billion per year.
For more than 40 years, Thales Alenia Space has designed, integrated, tested, operated and delivered innovative space systems. Our cutting-edge products and services meet the needs of commercial and government customers from around the world, spanning the space, defense, science and security markets.
The systems specialist OHB System AG is one of the leading independent forces in European space. They have been making a name for themselves on the market with a creative and business approach for 33 years particularly in their core business comprising of low-orbiting and geostationary satellites. They are developing and executing some of the key projects of our times such as the Galileo navigation satellites, the SARah space-based radarreconnaissance system, the MTG meteorological satellites, the EnMAP environment satellite, the TET-1 technology testing vehicle and the HispaSat, ELECTRA and EDRS-C telecommunications satellites.
In manned space flight, OHB System are working intensively on humanity's most remote outpost, the International Space Station ISS. They were materially involved in assembling and equipping the Columbus research laboratory fitted to the ISS and the ATV space freighter as well as numerous experiment systems used on board the ISS.
OHB System is working intensively on ESA’s two-part flagship mission ExoMars as well as on further studies for exploring and charting the moon, Mars, Jupiter and other celestial bodies.
Active Space Technologies designs, manufactures, and tests flight hardware and GSE. Active Space Technologies has a long track in space, being involved in JUICE, Solar Orbiter, BepiColombo, ExoMars, Sentinel-4, Sentinel-3, SEOSAT, EUCLID, ORION MPCV, among others.