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Airbus Defence and Space at LAAD

Imagery and Earth observation, telecommunications and launchers

At the LAAD Defence & Security 2013 exhibition from 9 to 12 April at the Riocentro exhibition centre in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Airbus Defence and Space is presenting a broad range of products and services.

Imagery and Earth observation

‘In-orbit proven’ satellites Pléiades and SPOT 6, which are capable of taking high-resolution and very high-resolution images of a selected point anywhere on Earth every day.

Rio de Janeiro seen by Pléiades © CNES 2012 / Distribution Airbus Defence and Space/SpotImage

Rio de Janeiro seen by Airbus Defence and Space’s very high resolution observation satellite Pléiades (© CNES 2012 / Distribution Airbus Defence and Space/SpotImage)

Airbus Defence and Space is a world leader in design and manufacture of optical and radar Earth observation satellites, of varying resolution and provides satellite systems to a number of countries for both civil and military needs.

GO Monitor, a civil surveillance service for monitoring the daily changes of a selected site anywhere in the world, and Airbus Defence and Space’ imagery solutions, which are regularly used to monitor civil engineering structures like football stadiums.

Airbus Defence and Space’s general manager in Brazil for GEO-Information Services, Pierre Duquesne, will introduce space-based imagery solutions for Brazil and take questions from the media regarding space-based imagery services.


Eurostar E3000, the platform exported around the world for communications satellites that have now accumulated 450 years of successful in-orbit operation.

Civil and military telecom services, in all frequency bands, already in use by the private sector, NGOs, public bodies and Defence departments worldwide.


Ariane 5, the most reliable launch vehicle currently in operation in the commercial market, for which Airbus Defence and Space is prime contractor.

Eurostar seriesSPOTPléiadesGeoinformation ServicesTelecom Services