RUAG Space

As Europe’s leading supplier of space products and with a growing presence in the US, RUAG Space specializes in components for use aboard satellites and launch vehicles....

Core business

RUAG Space manufactures a broad spectrum of space products grouped into four segments: structures and separation systems for space launch vehicles, structures and mechanisms for satellites, digital electronics for satellites and launch vehicles, and satellite communications equipment.

The regional companies in Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Finland and the newly acquired subsidiary in Germany are a fixture in the institutional programmes run by the European Space Agency (ESA) and in the Ariane European launch vehicle programme. RUAG computers steer and monitor most European missions. Precision mechanisms, slip rings, thermal systems and satellite structures from RUAG Space play a key role in the success of many space projects. RUAG Space has applied the expertise obtained from institutional programmes to gain a foothold in the commercial space market as well.

The division is a market leader in manufacturing composite payload fairings, adapters and launch vehicle separation systems. Further products for the commercial market include receivers and converters for telecommunications satellites, thermal insulation, orientation mechanisms for electric propulsion thrusters, solar array drive mechanisms and mechanical ground support equipment. The division also supplies customers outside the space sector with quality niche products such as thermal insulation and high-end slip rings.

Also beyond Europe, RUAG Space is a welcomed partner with high-quality products and proven reliability. In the US, the company is currently represented with three offices, supplying launcher and satellite structures to clients.

Space Products & Services

Customers/Partners

ESA, NASA, Arianespace, Airbus Safran Launchers, European Launch Vehicle, Airbus Defense & Space, OHB, Thales Alenia Space, United Launch Alliance, Space Systems Loral, Orbital ATK, Boeing, Lockheed Martin

RUAG Space in numbers (2015)

  • Net sales: CHF 310 million
  • EBITDA: CHF 45 million
  • EBIT: CHF 24 million
  • Employees: 1,204
  • Based in: Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Finland, USA