Starsem is a Europe
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n company that was created in 1996 to commercialise the Soyuz launcher. Starsem is headquartered in Évry, France
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 (near Paris
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) and has the following shareholders:
  • Russian Federal Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency
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  • "TsSKB-Progress" Samara Space Center
    Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center
    The Progress State Research and Production Space Centre is a Russian "Federal State Unitary Enterprise" under the jurisdiction of Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency responsible for space science and aerospace research...

  • EADS SPACE Transportation
    EADS SPACE Transportation
    EADS Astrium Space Transportation was formed in June 2003 from the Space Infrastructure division of Astrium and the EADS Launch Vehicles division . Until July 2006 it was called EADS Space Transportation and was a fully owned subsidiary of EADS Space...

  • Arianespace
    Arianespace SA is a French company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial space transportation company. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane 5 rocket launcher as part of the Ariane programme....


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