Ambition & Collaboration

The space industry is changing. Air Liquide is changing too.
By creating new ambitions for ourselves, joining forces with new partners, and looking way ahead into the future. The moon is just a first step, towards Mars and other destinations...


On December 21, 2016–at a time when we were celebrating 50 years in space–Air Liquide opened up new horizons. Ariane 6 is one of the projects we are now involved in that are having a profound impact on our approach and the possibilities open to us. Technologies developed for satellites are already undergoing rapid change, but with space exploration, Air Liquide is involved in one of humanity's greatest dreams. Space travel requires clean, economical and recyclable technologies. These technologies will also enable us to preserve our planet.

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Ever further, more ambitious and more innovative


The Ariane launch vehicle, the MELFI cryofreezer, the Planck satellite, the ExoMars rover… After 55 years of success in the conquest of space, Air Liquide is still driven by the same passion to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive and ambitious adventure!  We are driven to always go further and be more innovative than before.

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expert's voice


A little hydrogen in a world of kerosene


Hycarus is four years old and is very healthy. He is also the focus of all Aline Hoffmann's attention. Aline Hoffmann is an Air Liquide engineer, and Hycarus is the code name given to a research project on a fuel cell intended for the aviation industry. It aims to find new ways of generating electricity on board flights. And things are not necessarily always simple…

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New steps for ITER !


The cryogenic equipment designed and produced in Air Liquide's workshops will progressively be installed in ITER's experimental fusion reactor(1) on the construction site in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance. Let’s take a look at the milestones reached in 2016 and the expected progress for 2017, both on ITER’s site and in the rest of the world as part of the “Broader approach” complementary research program between Europe and Japan.

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