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“YourSpaceAvenue”: Airbus Defence and Space and its partners offer an easier access to Space

• With its new “YourSpaceAvenue” portal, Airbus Defence and Space and its partners now offer a comprehensive and adaptable solution to access space technologies
• By broadening the space technology offering,“YourSpaceAvenue” will help convince new users of its effectiveness
• Airbus Defence and Space will be presenting the “YourSpaceAvenue” concept at its stand at the Paris Air Show on 21 June at 10 a.m. (Hall 2A, Stand A253)

Toulouse, 26 May 2011 – The “YourSpaceAvenue” offer is a solution that will provide personalised access to space technologies in the microsatellite product range up to 130 kg. The project is based on the Myriade microsatellite programme.

Jean Dauphin, Airbus Defence and Space France’s Director of Earth Observation and Science said: “”YourSpaceAvenue” offers space solutions to those who thought space was inaccessible. By using existing technology, by enabling customers to tailor services to their specific needs, and giving users control of their own operations without them having to master the more complex aspects of space technology, we will open doors to new customers from the scientific community and service providers.”

From the start of the project, through to delivery in orbit and ground operations, “YourSpaceAvenue”’s unrivalled responsiveness, flexibility and lower cost will put space-based systems within reach for all these communities, enabling them to innovate and explore new markets.

The options available can be found in a catalogue available to the general public on an internet site. Customers can put together a package of services that meets their needs and conforms to their existing setup and budget. For example, customers can select either all or just specific elements of a space mission, along with the customised services they need to ensure the success of their space project.

The “YourSpaceAvenue” portal ( will go live for the Paris Air Show 2011.

The main advantages for the customer are clear:  costs and lead times are significantly reduced, with final delivery in under three years.

“YourSpaceAvenue” is a joint programme that brings together the major players in the infrastructure and space services sectors in France's Midi-Pyrénées region, Europe's number one centre of excellence for space technology. Overseen by Airbus Defence and Space and developed in cooperation with CNES, the offer brings together the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, the "Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace" (ISAE), Steel, BTS Industrie, Atos Origin, Cassidian, Capgemini, LATecis, CS and Magellium.  It also includes service providers from the region and is open to other partners.


About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and a wholly owned subsidiary of AIRBUS Group, dedicated to providing civil and defence space systems and services.

In 2010, Airbus Defence and Space had a turnover of €5 billion and more than 15,000 employees in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands. Its three main areas of activity are Airbus Defence and Space for launchers and orbital infrastructure, Airbus Defence and Space for spacecraft and ground segment, and Airbus Defence and Space for comprehensive end-to-end solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security satellite communications equipment, bespoke geo-information and navigation services worldwide.

AIRBUS Group is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group – comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of nearly 122,000.

Press contacts:

Daniel Mosely (Airbus Defence and Space UK)                                                      Tel.: +44 (0)1 438 77 8180

Astrid Emerit (Airbus Defence and Space FR)                                                        Tel.: +33 (0) 1 77 75 80 93

Ralph Heinrich (Airbus Defence and Space GER)                                                   Tel.: +49 (0) 89 607 33971

Francisco Lechón (Airbus Defence and Space SP)                                                 Tel.: +34 91 586 37 41

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