Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space Ltd
Gunnels Wood Road
Hertfordshire, SG1 2AS

Tel: +44 (0) 1438 773000

StevenageAirbus Defence and Space and Paradigm Secure Communications. 50 km north of London, the site assembled Blue Streak missiles in the 1950s and now houses Airbus Defence and Space’s spacecraft design and build facility and the headquarters of Paradigm Secure Communications. Responsibilities for its 1,200 workforce include:


  • structure and subsystem design and build for all Eurostar communications satellites
  • prime contractor for science missions such as Mars Rover, Gaia and LISA Pathfinder
  • prime contractor for EO satellites like Aeolus
  • the management and operation of the UK MOD’s Skynet 5 satellite system


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Getting there


From London

Take the A1M towards Peterborough. Take Exit 7 Stevenage/A602. Follow Stevenage, then at the roundabout take the first exit to the Industrial Area.


From Peterborough

Take the A1M towards London. Take Exit 8 Hitchin/Stevenage North. Follow Stevenage, then at the second roundabout take the second exit. Continue to Industrial Area.