A world leader in access to space, working for its institutional and commercial customers and Europe’s strategic independence.
The perfect innovative, highly competitive solution for civil and military launch systems and space applications – that’s what we give 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.
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.