Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Space IndustryMember since 2008


Europe’s central location for manned spaceflight activities, this long-established space industry site is located in the north of Germany. It houses the development and integration under ESA contract of the Columbus Orbital Facility (COF), Europe’s major contribution to the International Space Station, and will be in charge of the Columbus operations. It furthermore serves as a development and production site for the Ariane 5 upper stages. Further core competencies are the development of re-entry systems and the development of reusable launch vehicles.