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Created in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch services company, Arianespace performs a dual mission of guaranteeing Europe’s independent access to space while proposing competitive and reliable space transport solutions for all types of institutional and commercial satellites to all orbits.

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  • 96 customers from the public and private sectors since the creation
  • + 50% of the commercial launch market
  • 53 launch contracts in the order book
  • 30 different customers for upcoming orders

With its three launch vehicles (Ariane, Soyuz and Vega) operated from French Guiana in South America and Baikonur in central Asia, the space launch operator has placed more than 550 satellites in orbit, including over half of the telecommunications satellites in service worldwide.

Today, Arianespace is a preferred partner thanks to the exceptional quality and professionalism of its teams

Today, Arianespace is a preferred partner thanks to the exceptional quality and professionalism of its teams and the creation of a set of exceptional technical facilities to prepare launch vehicles and satellites. This unique know-how and the ability to anticipate customer requirements have enabled Arianespace to set the worldwide standard in this sector.

 

Launch of Ariane 5 (SGDC /KOREASAT-7)

Our trademark reliability, availability and competitiveness drive us to constantly pursue our efforts to maintain our market leadership. Our involvement in the development of the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers, coupled with our new corporate governance, give us further opportunities to carry our competitiveness to new heights.

Arianespace activities are distributed between corporate headquarters in Evry (France), Kourou (the Guiana Space Centre, the European spaceport in French Guiana) and offices in Washington DC (United States), Tokyo (Japan) and Singapore.

Arianespace is a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, which has a 74% stakeholding alongside 17 other shareholders representing the European launcher industry.

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