European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company

Related Overviews


'European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


A company that developed and produces the Ariane rockets. Its diverse space work has included contributions to the Rosetta and Mars Express probes. Astrium, an EADS joint venture with the UK's BAE Systems, is the prime industrial contractor for the International Space Station (ISS), responsible for the Columbus laboratory, Europe's main contribution. Astrium helped develop the X-38 crew rescue vehicle, and the integrated cargo carrier (ICC). A projected nine uncrewed supply vehicles, known as the Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs), are scheduled to be built by Astrium for the ISS from 2003 to 2013.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.