Testing times for Bridget

A Mars rover prototype designed by Astrium to advance new interplanetary exploration technology is being put through its paces in an environment that is as close as possible to that of the Red Planet – the Atacama Desert in Chile. Among the driest places on Earth, it lacks any vegetation and its reddish brown soil … Dowiedz się więcej

Swarm : Why magnetism matters

Built by Astrium, the European Space Agency (ESA) Swarm mission will measure the Earth’s magnetic field with unprecedented levels of accuracy. The three Swarm satellites will fly in a triangular formation to build up a complete picture of the Earth’s magnetic field and how it’s changing. The satellites will study everything from the core to … Dowiedz się więcej

Two studies awarded to Astrium

Astrium, Europe’s number-one space company, has been awarded two studies by the European Space Agency (ESA) to define how to evolve technologies used on the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) and the Columbus space laboratory for future space vehicles. The envisaged value of both studies is €13 million (€6.5 million per study). 

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