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.

ArianeGroup / Arianespace / Russian Federal Space Agency / The Samara Space Center (RKTs-Progress)


ArianeGroup develops and supplies innovative and competitive solutions for civil and military space launchers, with expertise in all aspects of state-of-the-art propulsion technologies.

ArianeGroup is lead contractor for Europe’s Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 launcher families, responsible for both design and the entire production chain, up to and including marketing by its Arianespace subsidiary.

ArianeGroup and its subsidiaries enjoy a global reputation as specialists in the field of equipment and propulsion for space applications, while their expertise also benefits other industrial sectors. The group is a joint venture equally owned by Airbus and Safran, and employs approximately 9,000 highly qualified staff in France and Germany.








Arianespace uses space to make life better on Earth by providing launch services for all types of satellites into all orbits. It has orbited more than 610 satellites since 1980, using its family of three launchers, Ariane, Soyuz and Vega, from launch sites in French Guiana (South America) and Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

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

Arianespace is a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, which holds 74% of its share capital, with the balance held by 17 other shareholders from the European launcher industry.



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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