Astrium Americas Establishes New Space Propulsion Office in North America

Astrium Americas Establishes New Space Propulsion Office in North America 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/13 -- 

--  Bob Huebner, former Vice President of AMPAC In-Space Propulsion,
    appointed the Astrium Americas director of business development for
    in-space propulsion
--  Allows Astrium to better serve North American in-space propulsion

Astrium Americas, an EADS North America company, has opened an office
to provide Astrium's in-space propulsion capabilities to the North
American market. This new office is based in the Los Angeles area and
will initially focus on business development. 
"This new office is another step in better serving Astrium's
expanding international in-space propulsion customer base," said John
Schumacher, President of Astrium Americas. "It will help us to offer
Astrium's expertise and capabilities in the in-space propulsion and
equipment business to current and new U.S. customers, strengthen
existing partnerships in the U.S. and enlarge our supplier base in
North America."  
Bob Huebner will lead the business expansion effort as the director
of business development for in-space propulsion products and services
in North America. Huebner brings 20 years of management and
leadership experience in growing in-space propulsion businesses. He
also has 15 years of technical experience with rocket propulsion,
ramjets, scramjets and turbo machinery. 
Astrium Propulsion & Equipment, provides design, development,
production, integration and testing of rocket engines, complete space
propulsion systems, subsystems and components. It provides propulsion
systems and components to international customers with thrust levels
range from 8 micro-Newton RIT- Xenon thrusters to the 1,350
kilo-Newton N Vulcan LOX/LH2 thrust chambers used on the Ariane 5
Astrium is one of the world's leading companies in the design,
development, manufacture and testing of propulsion subsystems and
thrusters for satellites, interplanetary space probes, platforms,
automated logistics vehicles, and launch vehicle roll control
About Astrium Americas 
 Astrium Americas, an EADS North America
company, was incorporated in July 2012 and is headquartered in
Herndon, Virginia. It provides Astrium's advanced telecommunications,
geo-information, space transportation and satellite capabilities
specifically tailored to meet the demanding requirements of U.S. and
Canadian customers. 
About EADS North America
 EADS North America is the U.S.-based
operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense, and related
services. EADS contributes more than $14 billion to the U.S. economy
annually and supports over 225,000 American jobs through its network
of suppliers. EADS North America, headquartered in Herndon, Va.,
offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and
commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft,
homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense
electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems. 
About Astrium 
Together, pioneering excellence 
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
In 2012, Astrium had a turnover over EUR 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 EUR 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over
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Tel.: +1 703 466 5779 
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Tel.: +44 (0)1 438 77 3872 
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