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Astrium at LAAD: Imagery and Earth Observation, Telecommunications and Launchers


- Astrium, number three company in the world for space technologies, is the only company to design and build launch vehicles and satellites, and to provide telecommunications and space-based imagery services
- At the LAAD Defence & Security international exhibition in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 9 to 12 April 2013, Astrium is reasserting its position as a global player in the space industry and space services (EADS booth, Hall 4, H50)
- Astrium will showcase its space-based imagery and surveillance solutions (press briefings on 10 and 11 April, 3.30 pm on the Astrium booth) along with its civil and military telecommunications solutions

Astrium, European leader and third worldwide in the space industry, will be presenting the following products and services on its booth (EADS, Hall 4, H50) at the LAAD Defence & Security 2013 exhibition from 9 to 12 April at the Riocentro exhibition centre in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):

Imagery and Earth observation:

-‘In-orbit proven’ satellites Pléiades and SPOT 6, which are capable of taking high-resolution and very high-resolution images of a selected point anywhere on Earth every day,
-Astrium is a world leader in design and manufacture of optical and radar Earth observation satellites, of varying resolution and provides satellite systems to a number of countries for both civil and military needs,
-GO Monitor, a civil surveillance service for monitoring the daily changes of a selected site anywhere in the world, and Astrium Services’ imagery solutions, which are regularly used to monitor civil engineering structures like football stadiums,
-Pierre Duquesne, Astrium’s general manager in Brazil for Geo-information services, will introduce space-based imagery solutions for Brazil and take questions from the media regarding space-based imagery services on 10 and 11 April at 3.30 pm in the meeting room on the Astrium booth (EADS, Hall 4, H50). Please confirm attendance with the Astrium LAAD press contact, see below.


-Eurostar E3000, the platform exported around the world for communications satellites that have now accumulated 450 years of successful in-orbit operation,
-Civil and military telecom services, in all frequency bands, already in use by the private sector, NGOs, public bodies and Defence departments worldwide.


-Ariane 5, the most reliable launch vehicle currently in operation in the commercial market, for which Astrium is prime contractor.

Astrium LAAD contacts:

Jean-Noël Hardy, Astrium’s managing director in Brazil, will take questions from the media on Astrium booth (EADS, Hall 4, H50) to find out more about the many civil and military uses of space technology.

About Astrium

Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and the third in the world. It is the only global company that covers the full range of civil and defence space systems, equipment and services.

In 2012, Astrium had a turnover over €5.8 billion and 18,000 employees worldwide.

Its three business units are: Astrium Space Transportation, the European prime contractor for launchers, orbital systems and space exploration; Astrium Satellites, a leading provider of satellite system solutions, including spacecraft, ground segments, payloads and equipments; Astrium Services, the Space services partner for critical missions, providing comprehensive fixed and mobile solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, and bespoke geo-information services, worldwide.

Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of €56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.


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