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"Next Gen EU" contracts funded with 340M Euro at completion signed by Avio for the development of new green liquid propulsion launchers


Rome, June 29, 2022 – Today the first two contracts of Italy’s implementation of the “Next Gen EU” initiatives for Space were awarded to Avio. In the past few months, the Italian Government had decided to invest around 340M€ to improve the technological capability of the Italian industry for “Access to Space”, entrusting the European Space Agency (ESA) as the Contracting Authority with the supervision of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Italian Space Agency and the Ministry of Innovation & Digital Transformation.

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Interview of our CEO, Giulio Ranzo, with SpaceNews


From our involvement in the Project Kuiper, to the upcoming maiden flight of Vega C and successful tests on the Vega E M10 engine, to the difficult international scenario, our future is full of opportunities. Our CEO talked about it with SpaceNews.

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New launch service contracts for Vega C and new development activities


Rome, 20 January 2022 – At the end of an intense 2021 with 3 successful Ariane and 3 successful Vega missions in about 6 months, Avio announces the signature by Arianespace of several new launch service contracts for Vega C, whose maiden flight is now expected in May 2022.

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Avio on the front line of the ESA Hera mission for planetary defence from asteroids


Rome, 1 December 2020 - Avio S.p.A. announces it has secured its role as Subcontractor of OHB System AG within the frame of the European Space Agency (ESA) “Hera” project, a “planetary defence” system.

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Avio: Financing from EIB


Contract signed for the financing of additional euro 10 million with the European Investment Bank (EIB)

Rome, 16 January 2019 – Avio S.p.A., Italian company leader in the space propulsion sector, informs that today it has signed the contract for the financing of additional Euro 10 Million with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Such financing adds up to the first Euro 40 Million loan issued by the EIB to Avio S.p.A. in October 2017, with the same economic conditions.

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Wörner: “Avio Is a Key Player in Future European Projects” - Battiston: “A Company that Rivals SpaceX” - Ranzo: “The Future is in Liquid Propulsion”


The Director General of the ESA (European Space Agency), Jan Wörner, paid a visit to AVIO, together with Roberto Battiston, President of the ASI (Italian Space Agency). The guests were greeted by the CEO of AVIO, Giulio Ranzo.
The ESA delegation also included Gaele Winters, Director of Launchers, and Stefano Bianchi, Head of Launchers Development.

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AVIO: Prouplsion Module Completed for the EDRS-C Satellite


AVIO has completed and delivered a major satellite propulsion system to its customer, confirming its expertise in space propulsion systems for satellites as well as launchers. AVIO engineers at Colleferro developed the CPPS (Chemical Propulsion Subsystem) for the EDRS-C geostationary satellite.

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