Astrium Services is an innovative leader in satellite business which combines the power of communications leaders Vizada, including its affiliates following their acquisition by Astrium in December 2011. Astrium Services is responsible for comprehensive fixed and mobile end-to-end solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, high security and broadcast satellite communications equipment and systems, and bespoke geo-information services, worldwide.

These services are packaged with value added solutions designed to enhance satellite connectivity, and delivered through Astrium’s global teleport network – including many state-of-the-art satellite facilities strategically positioned around the world. Astrium Services works with the broadest range of network providers in the industry, including: Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Loral, and SES World Skies.

Astrium Services’ more than 200,000 end-users benefit from access to these satellite communications services wherever they are in the world, including some of the world’s largest merchant shipping companies. Astrium Services’ sophisticated satcom services enable customers to operate vessels efficiently, enhance overall business operations and ensure crew satisfaction and loyalty.  End users include: merchant shipping vessels, emergency response organizations, government and military units, global media companies, telecoms & internet service providers, and business, military and civil aviation.

Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and the third in the world. In 2011, Astrium had a turnover close to €5 billion and 18,000 employees worldwide, mainly in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands.

Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group - comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter - generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of over 133,000.