Avio is leader in space propulsion, with more than 1,000 employees located in Italy, France and French Guyana. Since its foundation, in 1912, the company has played a key role in designing, manufacturing and integrating space launch systems and tactical missiles.
AVIO SPACE SYSTEMS
Avio is the prime contractor for the production of the small lift launch vehicle Vega, a European Space Agency (ESA) program, and the subcontractor for the manufacturing of the solid rocket motors P80, Zefiro 23 and Zefiro 9 and for Avum upper stage. 65% of the rocket is developed and manufactured in Italy.
Avio is also prime contractor for two new generation launchers: Vega Consolidation (Vega C) and Vega Evolution (Vega E), whose maiden flights will be respectively in 2020 and 2024.
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