Airbus Space Systems is a part of Airbus Defence and Space, an Airbus Division.

With cutting-edge capabilities and decades of experience, the Space Systems Business Line of Airbus Defence and Space has all that it takes to design, develop and operate major space systems. Around the globe commercial and institutional customers alike rely on Airbus' leading space technology and solutions.

Telecommunication, earth observation and navigation satellites, human spaceflight, space electronics, ground systems and equipment - with its broad portfolio and unique know-how and expertise of its employees Airbus plays a leading role on the global space market.

Airbus’ Stevenage site is a world leading centre for telecommunication satellites, including direct to home broadcast satellites, as well as Earth observations and science spacecraft. It is also home to the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover mission, due to launch in 2020.

In 2016, Airbus generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000.