|Over 70 Ariane 5
||launched successfully in a row
|Airbus Safran Launchers
||created in 2015
|Ariane 6 maiden flight
||could be as early as 2020
|Ariane launched ~50%
||of the World’s commercial satellites
The creation of Airbus Safran Launchers in 2015 opened a new chapter in the history of the launcher industry: Reflecting the joint ambition of Airbus and Safran to boost the European space industry to unscaled heights, this new company develops innovative and competitive solutions by uniting the strengths of two leading contributors to modern launch vehicles.
The goal of Airbus Safran Launchers is to provide comprehensive, advantageous solutions in this increasingly competitive market, based on a family of versatile, high-performance, cost-competitive launchers that meet the needs of both government and commercial customers.
The company is equally owned, combining Airbus Defence and Space’s expertise in launchers, and Safran’s expertise in liquid and solid rocket propulsion.