ArianeGroup GmbH

Orbital Propulsion

Robert-Koch-Straße 1
82024 Taufkirchen

ArianeGroup develops and supplies innovative and competitive solutions for civil and military space launchers. As lead contractor for the European Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 launcher families, as well as for the French oceanic deterrent force’s missiles and most innovative satellite equipments and subsystems. ArianeGroup is a joint venture equally owned by Airbus Defence and Space and Safran.

The staffs in charge of the proposal consist of experts in project management, marketing and engineering of space and orbital propulsion.

ArianeGroup is a leading manufacturer of orbital propulsion systems and components for spacecraft (S/C). Some 400 S/C were equipped with Airbus Safran Launchers propulsion systems to date. ArianeGroup’ chemical, electrical and hybrid solutions cover the full orbital propulsion spectrum.

Our project team

Dr. Farid Infed

Dr. Farid Infed

GIESEPP Coordinator

Dr. Farid Infed is senior development and project engineer. He had many development and programme management positions in different Aerospace and automotive companies prior joining ArianeGroup. Farid Infed is Head for all agency related projects and programmes at the Orbital Propulsion and Space Derivatives at ArianeGroup.

Michael Rath

Michael Rath

Electric Propulsion Program Manager

Michael Rath is physicist. More than 25 years active in commercial space business as head of project management and system engineering.
He is convinced that ion propulsion will be the future in the commercial space business and that GIESEPP is the right project to strengthen the European competiveness in this new market.