Satellite tested in anechoic chamber by Airbus Defense & Space.

Satellite tested in anechoic chamber by Airbus Defense & Space


A Satellite is tested in anechoic chamber by satellite manufacturer Airbus Defense & Space in France. The satellite will undergo extensive tests prior to its launch.

Airbus Defense & Space is a division of Airbus Group responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. The division was formed in January 2014 during the corporate restructuring of European Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS) and comprises the former Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidian divisions.

Airbus Defense & Space is presented in dozens of countries on six continents and is a world-leading player in the space industry and Europe’s No. 1 in Defense and Space. Their spacecraft manufacturing division is designer and builder of over 100 communications satellites for a vast range of applications, such as communication-, weather-, Military & Government Satellites.

Since 2021 the company is providing Earth Observation services with Pléiades Neo constellation of six 30cm optical resolution LEO satellites. Each satellite will be adding half a million km2 per day at 30 cm resolution to Airbus’ offering. These images will be streamed into the OneAtlas on-line platform, allowing customers to have immediate data access, analytics and correlation with Airbus’ unique archive of optical and radar data. The satellites are built in-house and launched by major launch operators.

In June 2015 satellite-based Internet provider OneWeb and Airbus Defense & Space announced a joint venture named OneWeb Satellites. The venture, equally owned by OneWeb and Airbus Defense & Space, is aimed to design and build OneWeb’s 900-satellite constellation, which claims to provide high-speed Internet with global coverage.

Airbus Defense & Space’ major competitors are Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Thales Alenia Space, Space Systems/Loral and JSC Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems. As of September 2015, there are more then 100 Airbus Defense & Space-built LEO and GEO satellites in orbit.