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Ariane maiden flight 
Employees of the Contraves AG (today RUAG Space) prepare the prepare the payload fairing for the first Ariane for launch in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Four generations of Ariane guidance computers, manufactured by RUAG Space in Gothenburg. RUAG Space has been providing such computers from the very beginning of the Ariane programme.

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Payload Fairings 
Final assembly of Payload Fairings at RUAG Space in Emmen, Switzerland.

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ATV Propulsion Module 
Structure for the propulsion module of the unmanned European Space Transporter ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle).

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ATV Cargo Racks 
Integration of the ATV Cargo Racks at RUAG Space in Zurich, Switzerland.

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ExoMars Rover 
RUAG Space employees test the ExoMars Rover locomotion system in Zurich.

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Assembly of a Payload Adapter System. RUAG Space provides such adapters for many different types of launchers and missions.

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A control unit for the earth observation satellite Sentinel-1. The satellite will provide Earth observation data for the European Union's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme, GMES.

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A Swedish RUAG Space employee prepares a guidance module for a sounding rocket for the next mission.

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Assembly of small satellite antennas at RUAG Space in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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ADM Aeolus Spectrometer 
Integration of a spectrometer for the European wind research satellite ADM Aeolus.

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Ariane maiden flight

Representatives of the Swiss Space Office and of the Contraves AG (today RUAG Space) celebrate the successful maiden flight of the Ariane 1 launcher in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Payload Fairings

Final assembly of Payload Fairings at RUAG Space in Emmen, Switzerland.

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Payload Fairings

A RUAG employee is checking the acoustic absorbers inside a launcher fairing.

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ATV Propulsion Module

Integration of the propulsion module structure for the unmanned European Space Transporter ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle).

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ExoMars Rover

RUAG Space employees test the ExoMars Rover locomotion system in Zurich

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Vega Payload Fairing

Payload Fairing for the small European launcher Vega.

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RUAG employees in Linköping, Sweden are moving a central cylinder. Such a cylider is the "backbone" of many telecommunications satellites.

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RUAG's Command and Data Handling Unit for a Galileo navigation satellite. The EU's Galileo programme will provide Europe with an independent satellite navigation infrastructure.

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A C-band Antenna manufactured by RUAG Space for the European Galileo navigation satellites. The EU's Galileo programme will provide Europe with an independent satellite navigation infrastructure.

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A RUAG Space employee, prepares a satellite antenna for a test in RUAG's antenna test range in Gothenburg.

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SwissCube

Switzerland’s first satellite, SwissCube was designed and built by students in a collaborative project. Copyright: EPFL

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