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From 24 to 26 April, two auxiliary engines and a central body were moved to the launch pad at the Guiana Space Centre and installed

29.4.2024 / ATC Space

From 24 to 26 April, two auxiliary engines and a central body were moved to the launch pad at the Guiana Space Centre and installed. The move and installation were carried out by an integrated team of ESA, ArianeGroup and CNES, led by the European Space Agency (ESA). Further preparations related to the first flight will now continue. 🚀

At the end of February, the Ariane 6 main stage arrived in French Guiana on the ship Canopée 21

7.3.2024 / ATC Space

At the end of February, the Ariane 6 main stage arrived in French Guiana on the ship Canopée 21 The central body is now on the assembly line and will then be moved to the launch pad where it will be lifted to a vertical position. It will be joined by two boosters, which will be installed on either side to form the Ariane 62.
Watch the first Ariane 6 launch with us!

The first set of our parts that belong to the Ariane 6 space rocket are already on board of the cargo sailing ship Canopée

14.2.2024 / ATC Space

The first set of our parts that belong to the Ariane 6 space rocket are already on board of the cargo sailing ship Canopée. It will transport them to Kourou in French Guiana at the end of February, where the launch pad for Ariane 6 is located. The European Space Agency #ESA says the first launch of the new Ariane 6 heavy-lift rocket should take place later this year. Watch this first launch with us.

Space2Business flew by at the speed of light and we enjoyed it immensely!

29.11.2023 / CzechInvest

Space2Business flew by at the speed of light and we enjoyed it immensely! And we firmly believe that you enjoyed it with us, too. And we will live long from the stellar atmosphere we soaked up here!

The two-day event offered a very rich program, from interesting panels, Job Fair for students, to ESA BIC Demo Day! However, Czech Space Week does not end here, you can look forward to the traditional Space4Women event. There are only a few spots left.

You missed our stream on Technical Education and Talent Attraction. Take a look here: https://www.e15.cz/byznys/v-cesku-jsou-sikovni-lide-pro-vesmirny-byznys-ale-potrebujeme-jich-vice-shoduji-se-lidri-oboru-1411886

And big thanks to our great partners: TRL Space, ESA BIC Czech Republic, ESA – European Space Agency, V4 Citizens, Czech Space Alliance, Honeywell, OHB Czechspace, ATC Space, ADVACAM Cameras, Brno Space Cluster, CGI, Huld Czech Republic, Stratosyst, Research and Testing Institute of Aerospace – VZLÚ.

We greet you from Baku, Azerbaijan, where we are participating in the 74th International Astronautical Congress IAC 2023!


This is the second time that the Czech Republic has had a stand at the largest astronautical meeting of the world. And it’s in great demand!

In addition to the Czech Space Team and ESA BIC Czech Republic, a number of Czech companies and institutions – including TRL Space, Czech Space Alliance, OHB Czechspace, ATC Space, Stratosyst and the Czech Aerospace Research Centre – have also travelled here.

Czech space experts and visionaries have been making their presence felt in recent years – and we’re happy to help launching their amazing space plans.

More about the congress: https://www.iac2023.org/

ATC Space attended the 5th year of the Czech Space Week exhibition held in November 2022

15th December 2022

The CzechInvest agency held the traditional exhibition of space activities at the end of November 2022, newly in the Prague Congress Centre. ATC Space was one of the main sponsors of the event and had its own stand with its products. The multi-day exhibition attracted the broad professional community and international experts in space activities.

ATC Space sponsored a sports event for children and adults

19th October 2022 / FILMpro Television

ATC Space sponsored a sports event called Běh Rajským údolím, which took place on 24th September 2022 in Braníčkov in the Klatovy District.

The 2nd year of the public running event took place in the Šumava foothills on a sunny day and the participants rated the races positively.

Video link: Invitation to Běh Rajským údolím 2022

Amazon builds an internet satellite network with the help of four untried rockets

23rd April 2022 / iDNES

The Amazon Company will use the products of the Klatovy-based ATC Space s.r.o., built into the Ariane 6 space rocket, to build its own Kuiper satellite network.

ATC Space representatives attended the Czech Space Week 2021 exhibition

11th November 2021

On 11th November 2021, ATC Space representatives attended an exhibition of space activities of the Czech Republic known as Czech Space Week 2021. The exhibition was held at the Passage hotel in Brno and ATC Space shared a stand with OHB Czechspace.

Czech contribution to new european rockets passed first tests

7th August 2021 / iDNES

The main Czech component for the new Ariane 6 space rocket has completed its first series of tests to verify its rigidity. Technicians at the Prague Aerospace Research Centre (VZLÚ) have verified that the lower part of the auxiliary engines constructed by ATC Space in Klatovy can support the weight of the entire more than 60 metres long rocket. If the device also passes the test simulating flight loads, it will be launched into space in the middle of the next year.

Part of the Ariane 6 rocket being tested at VZLÚ

1st July 2021 / VZLÚ… partner of the aerospace industry (vzlu.cz)

Tests of the lower support structure housing the booster for the Ariane 6 space rocket have begun at the Aerospace Research Centre (VZLÚ). The lower support structure has two main functions: it supports the rocket’s own weight before launch and transfers the booster thrust to the main body of the rocket during flight. That is why the lower support structure must be extremely robust to support the weight of the entire rocket. It is therefore a very important structural element in terms of static load capacity. In a configuration with four auxiliary engines, the entire Ariane 6 rocket can weigh up to 860 tonnes and reach a height of 63 metres. Depending on the orbit, the rocket can carry up to 11.5 tonnes of payload. At VZLÚ, the rigidity and load capacity of the part, which was manufactured by ATC Space and designed by MT Aerospace Augsburg, is being tested in a specially built test facility.

Czechs in space? Domestic companies are contributing to research and defence of the planet

20 November 2020 / Forbes

Flying into space did not end for us with Vladimír Remek being sent into orbit. The space industry is well developed in our country and there are two internationally prominent players in the Czech market: OHB Czechspace and ATC Space, contributing, among other things, to the construction of the Ariane 6 launch vehicle, which is being developed by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Czech flag on the body of Ariane 6 for the first time

11 November 2020 / Czech Space Week 2020

An online lecture of the second of the main partners of this year’s Czech Space Week took place on Tuesday, 10 November, from 7 pm as part of the “Český kosmický průmysl” (Czech Space Industry) series. The lecture, which was created in cooperation with the partner company ATC Space, was given by Pavel Dobeš, CEO of both companies, and Aleš Homolka, COO of ATC Space.

The last set of parts for the first launch of the new European rocket Ariane 6 is heading from the Czech Republic for final assembly

13 August 2020 / Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic

This week, the last set of parts for the new generation of European launch vehicles Ariane 6 is leaving the Czech Republic. It is heading to Augsburg for the application of thermal protection, then to Bordeaux for the installation of electronics, and finally to French Guiana for final assembly and launch into space. This is the largest flight hardware ever produced in the Czech Republic and also the largest business opportunity in the field of space activities. Once serial production begins, it will result in hundreds of millions of CZK in turnover.

Czech flag on Ariane 6

5 February 2020 / Magazine “Letectví+kosmonautika” 2/2020

ATC Space participates in the production of the new generation of the European rocket Ariane. It supplies parts and assemblies for booster engines. This production has led to the establishment of a factory of the twenty-first century.

The Czech Republic will manufacture rocket parts. ATC Space has a new plant in Klatovy

1 November 2019 / deník.cz

Thanks to ATC Space, the Czech Republic will participate in the production of the ARIANE 6 launch vehicle. The manufacturer of parts for the space industry today opened a new plant in Klatovy for 19 million euro, which will employ up to 60 workers. As the Minister of Transport, Vladimír Kremlík, told reporters at the opening, the plant will be producing for 20 to 30 years, depending on how the space programme and the development of this rocket will continue. The ministry supports these activities, and a few weeks ago the government approved a space programme until 2025.

The Czechs will manufacture and test parts for a European spacecraft.Nobody in the world makes what we make, says the manager of Aerotech

7 November 2018 / Hospodářské noviny

In two years, the European rocket Ariane 6 will launch into space for the first time, with the Czech flag on its body. Some parts of the spacecraft will be manufactured and tested in the Czech Republic. In the previous version of the rocket, Ariane 5, which carries satellites into orbit under the auspices of the European Space Agency, the Czechs only contributed with minor assembly of some parts. The assembly was performed by Aerotech Czech based in Klatovy.

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