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PNRR: 285 euro million for innovative propulsion technologies and new generation launchers prototypes


Rome 13 March 2023 - Today, two contracts were signed at the headquarters of the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy in the presence of Minister Adolfo Urso, the Director of Space Transportation Systems of the ESA, Daniel Neuenschwander, and the CEO of Avio, Giulio Ranzo.

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UNOOSA and Avio select a team fron University in Nairobi for CubeSat launch opportunity using the Vega C launcher


Vienna, 10 February 2023 – The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Avio have selected a consortium led by the University of Nairobi in Kenya, joined by the University of Arizona from the United States of America and a non-profit organization Space Trust as the first awardee of the “Accessing space with Vega C” programme.

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Record budget for Italy at ESA Ministerial Council more than €700M of new contracts expected starting from 2023


Rome, 28 November 2022 – The Ministerial Council of ESA Member States took place in Paris on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 November, allocating budgets for space research and development programs for the three-year period 2023-2025.

Overall, the European space budget rose 17 percent over the previous three-year period to €16.9 bn, the largest in ESA's history.

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Ten years of Vega


Ten years have passed since the first flight of the Vega. The European rocket developed by Avio within the framework of the European Space Agency programme has carried out several types of mission, demonstrating its versatility and paving the way for its first evolution, Vega C.

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Luca Parmitano at Space 4 Sustainability conference at Expo Dubai: it is up to us to create sustainable technology


At the event, organized by Avio at Italy Pavilion at Expo Dubai, Space economy, Techology and Sustainability in space and from space topics have been covered.

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Space 4 Sustainability: the Avio event at Expo Dubai


The Space 4 Sustainability event, organized by Avio at Expo Dubai during the space week, will be held on October 18th. Together with numerous guests representing the space industry and universities, we will talk about sustainability in space and from space. We will also have a special guest: astronaut Luca Parmitano.

You can follow the event live here:

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Inaugurated the SPTF, new pole of technological excellence intended for space activities and financed by Avio in collaboration with MiSE and the Sardinia Region


Perdasdefogu (NU), 5 October 2021 - This morning the new SPTF (Space Propulsion Test Facility) was inaugurated in Perdasdefogu, a center of technological excellence unique in Europe that enables the development of new technologies essential for the space transport chain in the coming decades, making Sardinia a key player in the Italian aerospace sector.

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Expo Dubai 2020: Avio in the trailer of Gabriele Salvatores on Lazio region


Avio is in the trailer of Italy Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 on the Lazio Region made by director Gabriele Salvatores. 
We are gold sponsor of Italy Pavilion where there will be a scale model of our new rocket Vega C. Furthermore, there will be an event on October 18th on space sustainability during the Space Week.


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Avio guidance for 2019 confirmed



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Avio is Ready for the International Paris Air Show



At the eve of the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget (Paris, France), the operational tests for the first P120C casing were successfully completed at the Avio facility in Colleferro. The P120C is the largest monolithic carbon-fibre   solid propellant motor in the world, designed to equip on the new Vega C and Ariane 6 launchers, set for their first launch in 2019 and 2020.

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