Airbus Defence and Space

Back to the Moon

It's now 40 years since man set foot on the Moon, and Europe is looking to return there.

Airbus Defence and Space has been selected due to the company’s outstanding technically expertise, with a strong foundation in place to both design and implement such a mission. The next step will be the development, construction and testing of the vehicle to simulate a moon landing on Earth. In addition, Airbus Defence and Space is working together with the DLR Institute for Aerospace Systems in Bremen on the construction of a facility to simulate moon and Mars landings. The company is also contributing towards an ESA study to develop a landing system. Today, Airbus Defence and Space is a European leader in the research and development of technologies to carry out soft and precise landings, which it finances mainly through its own assets.

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