As the Soyuz Company, Starsem brings together four of the world's leading space organizations.

Starsem offers the expertise of commercial, technical and operational teams with years of experience gained through manned and unmanned launches that span the history of the space program.

Airbus Safran Launchers / Arianespace / Russian Federal Space Agency / The Samara Space Center (TsSKB-Progress)

Airbus Safran Launchers

As a 50/50 joint venture established by Airbus Group and Safran, Airbus Safran Launchers brings together the experience and assets of these two industry leaders in the fields of launch vehicles.

In a single entity, Airbus Safran Launchers offers all the capabilities, experience, resources and capacity for innovation necessary to instigate and drive forward the changes needed today and in the future.

Airbus Safran Launchers is prime contractor for development and production of Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 launchers, as well the design and research & technology efforts to prepare for future European launcher programs.








To use space for a better life on earth, Arianespace guarantees access to space transportation services and solutions for any type of satellite, commercial as well as institutional, into any orbit.

Since 1980, Arianespace has placed more than 540 satellites into orbit with its family of three launchers: Ariane, Soyuz and Vega, from launch sites in French Guiana (South America) and Baikonur, Kazakhstan (central Asia).

Arianespace is headquartered in Evry, France, near Paris, and has a facility at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, plus local offices in Washington, D.C., Tokyo and Singapore.



State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS

ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation that was established in August 2015 to oversee and implement a comprehensive reform of the Russian space industry.

State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of the Russian government’s space program and its legal regulation. ROSCOSMOS is also placing orders for the development, manufacture and supply of space equipment and space infrastructure objects.

The State Corporation is also responsible for international space cooperation and tasked with setting the stage for the future use of results of space activities in the social and economic development of Russia.



The Samara Space Center "RKTs-Progress"

The Samara Space Center "RKTs-Progress" was created by a Russian Presidential decree in 1996 by combining the TsSKB Central Samara Design Bureau and the "Progress" production plant.

The Samara Space Center is one of the world leaders in the design of launchers, spacecraft and related systems. Its history goes back to the start of the space program in 1959 when a branch of the Moscow OKB-1 design bureau was established in the city of Kuibyshev (now known as Samara).

The Center evolved a family of launch vehicles from the OKB-1's R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile.

Approximately 10 versions were developed, including Sputnik (which carried the first man-made satellite into orbit), Vostok (used for the initial manned space flight), Molniya and Soyuz. The organization also has developed - or is involved in - a range of spacecraft, including the Foton, Bion, Resurs, and Nika satellites.

The Samara Space Center has facilities for static, vibration, thermal and environmental testing, as well as simulators and test benches.

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