Tag Archives: Airbus Defence and Space

Planetek Italia, Airbus Defence and Space to provide high-resolution Earth observation imagery and services to Eni

TOULOUSE, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Planetek Italia and Airbus Defence and Space have been awarded a contract for the supply of high-resolution Earth observation imagery and services by Eni, the Italian multinational oil and gas company. With the data and services … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space: automatic air-to-air refuelling contacts demonstrated for first time ever

Automatic AAR contacts with boom performed for first time ever MADRID, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom – the first time in … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space appoints Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter Weckesser as new Executive Committee members

MUNICH, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its reorganisation following the division’s strategy update, Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter Weckesser as new Executive Committee members. Airbus Defence and Space has been … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space demonstrates refuelling contacts between C295W and H225M Caracal helicopter

GETAFE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has followed its recent successful demonstration of air-to-air refuelling between two C295W medium transports with a demonstration of refuelling contacts with a H225M Caracal helicopter. In the trial, performed jointly with Airbus … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivers 10th Eurostar satellite SES-10 to Cape Canaveral for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX

TOULOUSE, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SES-10, the 10th Eurostar satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES, has left the Airbus cleanrooms in Toulouse, France, and has been shipped to Cape Canaveral for its forthcoming launch by … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to sell its 49 percent share in Atlas Elektronik Group to thyssenkrupp AG

MUNICH, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement to sell its 49 percent share in Atlas Elektronik Group to thyssenkrupp AG based in Essen, Germany. With this acquisition, thyssenkrupp, which to date has held a 51 percent … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space signs A400M Global Support Service contract with UK, France and Spain

MADRID, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has signed a long-term Global Support Service contract for the A400M new generation airlifter with the UK, France and Spain. The new agreement, effective 1 December, runs as a first step … Read the full press release

Europe´s first polar orbiting weather satellite MetOp-A built by Airbus Defence and Space turns 10 on October 19, 2016

MetOp-A, Europe’s first polar orbiting weather satellite, still going strong after 10 years – double its specified lifetime High precision weather data helps businesses, farmers and security organisations TOULOUSE, 18-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — It has orbited Earth almost 52,000 times, delivered … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space announces Peru’s first satellite PerúSAT-1 ready for launch on 16 September 2016

PerúSAT-1 is Peru’s first satellite Preparations complete for satellite launch scheduled for 16 September 2016 TOULOUSE, 13-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The PerúSAT-1 satellite, designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company and world leader in … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space, European Space Agency partner to ensure the safe and precise landing of the Russian Luna-Resource lunar lander

ESA awards new contract to continue developing PILOT lunar landing system BERLIN, 06-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, and the European Space Agency (ESA), have signed a contract for the early development of … Read the full press release

Telespazio France and Airbus Defence and Space to utilise unique combination of satellites for the Trimaran 2 service contract for the French Navy

The French Navy has awarded a four year contract covering the provision of a satellite-based maritime surveillance service to a consortium of Telespazio France and Airbus Defence and Space. Under the Trimaran 2 contract, a follow-up to Trimaran 1, Maritime … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France selected by French Navy for satellite-based maritime surveillance service

BERLIN, 06-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The French Navy has awarded a four year contract covering the provision of a satellite-based maritime surveillance service to a consortium of Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France. Under the Trimaran 2 contract, a follow-up … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space completed integration of PerúSAT-1, Peru’s first Earth observation satellite

PARIS, 06-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has completed integration of PerúSAT-1, Peru’s first Earth observation satellite. It was built in less than 24 months. PerúSAT-1 was ordered by the Peruvian government for … Read the full press release

Astrobotic announces DHL and Airbus Defence and Space as partners in developing its lunar payload delivery service

DHL to manage logistics along the entire supply chain Airbus Defence and Space to contribute engineering support for lander design Astrobotic unveils new peregrine lunar lander BONN, 03-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Astrobotic, which is building a service to make the Moon … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space and Thales to supply the French Ministry of Defence database with digital geographic data

The French National Institute of Geographic and Forestry Information (IGN) has awarded the Thales-Airbus Defence and Space consortium the GeoMaps contract for the next six years French armed forces will get high added-value geographical data that will give them the … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivers LISA Pathfinder spacecraft to the European Space Agency

Ground-breaking spacecraft passes all in-orbit tests and officially handed over to ESA on 7 March Test masses Jake and Elwood flying free ready to prove the technology for future gravitational wave observatories BLAGNAC, 08-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space developed and delivered the qualification model of solar array for the European Service Module of the Orion crewed spacecraft

Airbus Defence and Space’s qualification model of the solar array for the Orion spacecraft operated flawlessly during a deployment test Solar array with bird-like movement enables special task of powering the crewed Lunar mission Leiden, Netherlands, 02-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus … Read the full press release

First relay satellite of the SpaceDataHighway EDRS-A successfully launched into geostationary orbit

BLAGNAC, 04-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — EDRS-A, the first relay satellite of the SpaceDataHighway, was successfully launched into geostationary orbit on 30 January 2016. After a test period, it will become operational for its first end-user customer by mid-2016. The SpaceDataHighway system will … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space in final preparations for the launch of EUTELSAT 9B

EUTELSAT 9B is the 22nd satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space for Eutelsat Latest state-of-the-art broadcast satellite hosts EDRS-A, the first node for the European Space Agency (ESA) / Airbus Defence and Space’s European Data Relay System (EDRS-SpaceDataHighway) BLAGNAC, … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space delivered the first ACES Ground Terminal to German National Metrology Institute

A new tool to test Einstein´s theory of relativity Braunschweig, Germany, 17-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first ACES Ground Terminal to the German National Metrology Institute (Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, PTB) in Braunschweig (Germany). All around the … Read the full press release

67th straight successful launch of the workhorse Ariane 5 satellite launch vehicle from the Kourou, French Guiana on August 20th

Ariane 5 launch from Kourou, French Guiana is the 67th successful flight in a row This 225th flight puts two telecommunications satellites in geostationary orbit BLAGNAC, 21-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space salutes the 67th straight successful launch of … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to provide Canadian governmental and institutional data users free access to TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellite imagery for pre-operational use

BLAGNAC, 6-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has signed an agreement with the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) providing Canadian governmental and institutional data users free access to TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellite imagery for pre-operational … Read the full press release

The French defence procurement agency DGA awards interoperability of intelligence systems contract to Airbus Defence and Space

New software tool optimises data exchange between coalition forces MUNICH, 13-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The French defence procurement agency DGA has awarded Airbus Defence and Space a contract concerning the interoperability of intelligence systems. Conducted as part of the French … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space signs the first contract for the fully reconfigurable Quantum satellite with Eutelsat and the European Space Agency

First fully reconfigurable payload with total coverage, bandwidth, power and frequency flexibility marks milestone in satellite business PPP contract with Eutelsat and European Space Agency Blagnac, 13-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has signed the first contract for the … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space, Dassault Aviation and Finmeccanica welcomed the agreement of France, Germany and Italy to conduct definition study of European MALE drone

Munich/Paris/Rome, 20-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s leading aerospace companies Airbus Defence and Space, Dassault Aviation and Finmeccanica have welcomed the agreement of France, Germany and Italy to conduct a definition study of a European developed unmanned aerial system. Under the … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space expands Skynet 5’s X-band and UHF reach over the Asia-Pacific region

Skynet 5’s X-band and UHF reach is being expanded over the Asia-Pacific region Fleet of 9 X-band satellites to cover 178 West to 165 East Washington D.C., 17-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space announced during Satellite 2015 today … Read the full press release

SES and Airbus Defence and Space partner to deliver managed satcom services to corporate customers in Africa and globally

Mining, energy, humanitarian sectors to benefit from high quality managed satcom services delivered jointly by SES’s global satellite fleet and Airbus Defence and Space’s new Terralink offerings Washington D.C., 17-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ —  SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space: first Intelsat 29e satellite scheduled to launch in Q1 2016 as part of strategic agreement signed in 2014 with Intelsat

Launch of Intelsat Epic Platform to Further Enhance New High Performance Solutions for Maritime Customers Luxenburg/Washington D.C, 17-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space and Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) announced today that the companies’ strategic agreement concluded in 2014 has … Read the full press release

Airbus Defence and Space to design and develop SES-14 innovative telecommunications satellite for SES

Third all-electric satellite ordered in less than a year and the second for SES, reinforces Airbus Defence and Space’s world leadership in high power electric satellites SES-14 will have a double mission, including a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) mission with … Read the full press release

The Office for Civil Protection in South Tyrol awarded Airbus Defence and Space extension contract for the Tetra radio communication network in South Tyrol, Italy

SOUTH TYROL, Italy, 23-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Office for Civil Protection in South Tyrol has awarded Airbus Defence and Space and its Austrian partner company Center Communications Systems an extension contract for the Tetra radio communication network in South … Read the full press release