Ariane Group combines the vast and unrivaled experience, resources and facilities of the major space companies of two of Europe’s principal space nations, France and Germany. As the leading European space company, it can provide comprehensive or advanced solutions to satisfy all space needs cost-effectively, within an optimal time frame. With expertise in all space applications, especially in launch vehicles and orbital infrastructure, Airbus SL is assuring an extraordinary return on investment’ for its shareholders, sponsors and its clients. Airbus SL Bremen is responsible for technologies, development, production and utilization of manned and unmanned space missions, including experiments, space transportation systems, propulsion systems and support of these systems concerning operations, maintenance and mission handling. About 1,100 highly qualified employees are working in Bremen.