ArianeGroup is the main contractor for the Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 launchers in Europe, responsible for the design and the entire production process, including the marketing by its subsidiary Arianespace, as well as the missiles of the French oceanic deterrent force. The joint venture, co-owned by Airbus and Safran, employs approximately 7,600 highly qualified people in France and Germany.
ArianeGroup develops and provides innovative and competitive solutions for civil and military space launch vehicles, with expertise in all aspects of advanced propulsion technology. ArianeGroup and its subsidiaries enjoy a worldwide reputation as specialists in space applications, equipment and propulsion, and their expertise also benefits other industrial sectors. The Group’s turnover in 2020 was €2.7 billion.