Eurockot provides reliable and competitively priced launches to operators of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites by using the operational Rockot launch system, which is based on existing stocks of the Russian SS-19 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, which has a launch heritage of over 150 flights. The two stage SS–19 combined with the re-ignitable Breeze upper stage provides the basis for the Rockot launch vehicle. Rockot-KM successfully entered the era of commercial launches in 2000 and has meanwhile performed 26 launches, 24 of which were flawless.
By way of its parentage, Eurockot is an integral part of the Airbus Safran Launchers launch provider family in which it represents the small launch vehicle business activities. In this role, Eurockot is a unique joint venture providing proven Russian technology and comprehensive, international standard launch services at Russian launch sites to its customers. Next to large-scale investments placed into Eurockot by its parent companies, the programme enjoys the political guarantees of the governments of Russia and Germany. Both parent companies provide Eurockot with a unique combination of know-how and resources from the Ariane and Proton programmes. Astrium (now integrated into Airbus Safran Launchers) and Eurockot have invested more than Euro 45 million at Plesetsk Cosmodrome, historically the most frequented launch site in the world. Modern facilities are available at the launch site comprising modern satellite preparation and launch facilities dedicated to Rockot.