Airbus Defence and Space

Come with us to the land of launchers …

Our daily lives are full of benefits brought to us by satellite – TV, telecommunications, weather forecasts, satnav … Can you imagine how we would manage without them? All these things are based on continuous real-time data provided by satellites. But in order to exploit this wealth of cutting-edge technology, we first have to be able to create the vehicle that can get the satellites up into space and correctly position them in their operational orbit.

Welcome to the world of launchers, a world that is both ultra high-tech and highly strategic – and one that is often overlooked.


LauncherAriane 5