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Company Overview of EADS Astrium N.V.

Company Overview

EADS Astrium N.V. was acquired by Astrium N.V. EADS Astrium N.V. provides civil and defense space systems and services. It offers launcher equipment, robotics, space instruments, solar arrays, satellite communications equipment and subsystems, and military communications services, as well as earth observation data, services, and products. The company has a strategic collaboration agreement with ESI Group SA. EADS Astrium N.V. was formerly known as Astrium B.V. and changed its name to EADS Astrium N.V. The company is based in Leiden, the Netherlands. It has additional operations in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, and the Netherlands.

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Leiden,  2333 CS


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EADS Astrium N.V. Key Developments

Astrium Announces Earnings Results for the Nine Months Ended Sep. 30, 2013

Astrium announced earnings results for the nine months ended Sep. 30, 2013. For the period, the company reported revenues of ERU 4,014 million compared to EUR 3,934 million a year ago. EBIT was EUR 205 million compared to EUR 190 million.

Astrium Secures Contract to Build a Satellite for DirecTV

Astrium has secured a contract to build a satellite for DirecTV. The satellite will provide broadcasting services through up to 60 Ku-band transponders to Brazil, ensuring continuity of legacy services countrywide, while at the same time expanding into new services such as HDTV. To do so, it will be capable of providing overall coverage across Brazil, as well as regional television channels through 20 spot beams.

Astrium signs Contract with OHB System AG for the Delivery of Reconnaissance Satellite to the German Armed Forces

Astrium and OHB System AG signed a contract in Friedrichshafen for the development, construction and launch of a high performance radar satellite for the ‘SARah’ satellite-based reconnaissance system, for a total value of EUR 344 million. The contract also covers the provision of all necessary components for the ground segment to ensure the image production process, from requesting images through to final delivery is fully operational from the end of 2019. The overall SARah system consists of three satellites and two ground stations. The space segment consists of two satellites equipped with the reflector technology from OHB, and a third satellite, equipped with Astrium’s proven phased-array technology, currently operating perfectly in orbit on the civil satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X. The term ‘phased-array’ is used to describe phase-controlled antennas made up of numerous individual transmitter/receiver modules which can be interconnected, bundled and variably controlled. This enables direction and range of view to be adjusted without needing to move the antennas mechanically, thus providing the user with rapid image sequencing, variable image sizes and ‘blur-free’ recordings.

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