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About us


A leading company in the space propulsion, Avio originates from the historical BPD – Difesa e Spazio based in Colleferro, Rome, Italy. The expertise and know-how acquired in over 100 years currently allow Avio to compete with the top players in the segment of solid, liquid and cryogenic space propulsion.

Today, Avio plays a strategic role in the global space industry through Ariane 5, a programme involving the largest satellite launcher in Europe. Since 2000 Avio is the prime contractor and systems integrator of Vega, a light launcher of satellites up to 1,500kg whose qualification launch took place successfully in February 2012 and the first commercial flight in May 2013.

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