India and South Africa. ASTRIUM This segment engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of satellites, orbital infrastructures and launchers and provision of space services. Astrium has three main business units: Astrium Satellites, Astrium Space Transportation and Astrium Services. Astrium has three main business units: Astrium Satellites, Astrium Space Transportation and Astrium Services. These include the provision of launch services through Astrium’s interest in Arianespace (Ariane 5 launcher), Starsem (Soyuz launcher) and Eurockot (Rockot launcher), as well as services related to telecommunications and Earth observation satellites through wholly or majority owned subsidiaries, such as Paradigm Secure Communications, Infoterra and Spot Image. Astrium Satellites Astrium Satellites engages in the design and manufacture of satellite systems, payloads, ground infrastructure and space equipment for a range of civil and military applications. Astrium Satellites’ business covers the four categories of satellite systems: telecommunications satellites, which have multiple applications, such as long-distance and mobile telephone links, television and radio broadcasting, data transmission, multimedia and Internet trunking; observation satellites, which allow the collection of information for various fields, such as cartography, weather forecasting, climate monitoring, agricultural and forestry management, mineral, energy and water resource management and military surveillance applications; scientific satellites, which are tailor-made products adapted to the specific requirements of the mission assigned to them; and navigation satellite systems, which deliver signals that enable users to determine their geographic position in many sectors of commercial activity, such as airlines, transport operators on land, sea and air, emergency services, agriculture and fisheries, tourism and telecommunications networks. Competition: This segment’s competitors include Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Loral of the United States and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) of France and Italy. Astrium offers satellite systems to its customers through wholly owned subsidiaries, such as Astrium Spain, which supplies platforms, space-borne antennas, deployment mechanisms and harness subsystems for telecommunication satellites; Tesat (Germany), which is in charge of telecommunication electronic equipment and subsystems; EADS Sodern (France), which provides satellites sensors; and Dutch Space (Netherlands), which provides solar arrays and other specialized items. Telecommunications Satellites: Astrium Satellites produces telecommunication satellites for fixed and mobile applications and direct-to-home broadcast services. Observation and Science Satellites: Astrium Satellites is the European supplier of Earth observation satellite systems for both civil and military applications. Astrium Satellites designs and manufactures a range of platforms, optical and radar instruments, and ground segment equipment for the scope of remotesensing applications, operations and services. Astrium Satellites is the prime contractor for many of ESA’s and French Space Agency’s (CNES) principal observation programs. Astrium Space Transportation Astrium Space Transportation is the European space infrastructure and space transportation specialist. It designs, develops, and produces Ariane 5 launchers, the Columbus laboratory and the ATV cargo carrier for the International Space Station (ISS), ballistic missiles for France’s deterrence forces, propulsion systems and space equipment. Orbital Infrastructure The orbital infrastructure segment in which Astrium Space Transportation operates comprises manned and unmanned space systems. The ISS, together with related vehicle and equipment development programs and services, constitutes the predominant field of activity in this segment. Astrium Space Transportation is the prime contractor under an ESA contract relating to two key elements of the ISS: the Columbus Orbital Facility laboratory (COF) and the ATV cargo carrier. Astrium Space Transportation is the prime contractor for the development
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