ArianeGroup formerly Airbus Safran Launchers is a joint venture of the European aerospace company Airbus and the French group Safran, with its three core businesses: aerospace (orbital propulsion systems and equipment), defence and security with the objective of development and subsequent production of Ariane 6 . The company was established by 1 January 2015, its headquarters is in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris.
|Airbus Safran Launchers|
|Founded||January 1, 2015|
|Founder||Airbus Defence and Space, Safran|
Number of locations
|13 main locations and facilities|
|Revenue||€3.0 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
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The company's sites are Issy-les-Moulineaux, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, Kourou (space center), Vernon, Le Haillan and Les Mureaux in France as well as Lampoldshausen, Bremen and Ottobrunn in Germany.[full citation needed]
Ariane Launch VehicleEdit
Orbital Propulsion SystemsEdit
The Orbital Propulsion Centre, a division of the ArianeGroup, is located in Lampoldshausen, Germany. The Lampoldshausen facility is the European centre of excellence for spacecraft propulsion. Most ESA satellites and spacecraft fly with thrust or components from Lampoldshausen.
The centre supplies complete propulsion systems, subsystems and component parts for satellites, orbital spacecraft, interplanetary spacecraft, re-entry vehicles, resupply missions to the International Space Station and currently the NASA / ESA Orion European Service Module.
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- "Orbital Propulsion Centre, Lampoldshausen, Germany".
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