We design and create innovative and competitive launch systems, offering civil and military space solutions for our institutional, commercial and industrial customers. We are expert in the most cutting-edge technologies, from all aspects of complete propulsion systems right down to the items of equipment and materials. We leverage all of this expertise, the unique knowledge of our teams, into benefiting the space, defense, energy, and other industrial sectors, with high value-added products, equipment and services.
Guarantor of Europe’s autonomous, reliable access to space, we are the lead contractor for the Ariane family of European launchers and for the missiles in the French oceanic deterrent force.
Our activities cover the entire life-cycle of a launcher: design, development, production, operation and commercial service, the latter through our subsidiary Arianespace. We build and operate Ariane 5, the most reliable launcher on the commercial market today, and we are developing the next-generation Ariane 6 launcher, for which we are the design authority.