Latest EADS Astrium Satellites Stories

Gaia Spreads Its Wings
2011-12-08 04:30:17

ESA’s Gaia star-mapper has passed a critical test ahead of its launch in 2013: the spacecraft’s sunshield has been deployed for the first time.

2011-01-25 06:55:00

European scientists are being asked whether they still want to go ahead with the European Space Agency's (ESA) space laser mission.

2010-09-07 06:25:00

The European Union executive commission is not providing adequate support to the European space sector, which is in close competition with US space agency NASA, Astrium chairman Francois Augue said during an interview published on Monday.

2009-06-18 04:47:00

PARIS, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Five Year Contract Agreed for 36MHz of Capacity - Astrium Services to Provide its Customers With Improved Pan-African Coverage Astrium and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced at the Paris Airshow the signature of a five-year contract for 36MHz of capacity on the new W2A satellite.

2009-02-13 14:05:00

Ariane 5, Europe’s expendable launch system designed to deliver payloads into low Earth orbit, has kicked off its 2009 campaign by launching two commercial telecoms satellites and two experimental French defense spacecraft.

2008-07-02 09:00:48

By Sarah Arnott Satellite network, designed to give Europe independence, has been delayed by Brussels rows The European Commission kicked off plans yesterday for a rival to the United States' global positioning system (GPS) with calls for suppliers for 3.4bn-worth (2.7bn) of hi-tech space-technology deals.

2005-07-09 18:38:42

Venus Express, the first European space probe to investigate the planet Venus has completed the development, integration and test phase in Toulouse. Venus Express is being manufactured by EADS Astrium as prime contractor for ESA (European Space Agency).

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.