Airbus wins contract for US space capsule Orion

November 17, 2014 1:48 PM

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Airbus wins contract for US space capsule Orion

BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbus Group will develop and build a service module for the future American human space capsule, Orion, marking the first time a European firm will provide system-critical elements for a U.S. space project, it said on Monday.

Europe's largest aerospace group said the contract, signed with the European Space Agency, was worth around 390 million euros ($488 million).

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