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- 9,000 employees approximately in France and Germany
- 11 subsidiaries and main affiliates
- 50/50 joint company between Airbus and Safran
- €3.6bn revenues in 2018
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.
Equally owned by the two groups, ArianeGroup houses the entire scope of their civil and military launcher activities and competences in a single, coherent company, with a workforce of approximately 9,000 highly skilled people in France and Germany. The network includes 11 subsidiaries and affiliates in which ArianeGroup has a significant shareholding. Finalized in 2016, ArianeGroup’s roots reach more than 70 years into the history of space activity in Europe.