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Industry partners will invest in and work to develop a contract for the Thales Alenia Space-led Stratobus high-altitude platform station, Space News reported Thursday. Peter de Selding writes the French-Italian group expects to add telecommunications payloads when HAPS systems become authorized to operate in Ka- and Ku-band. “We expect to have our first contract in 2017 to develop […] More
Thales Alenia Space has been awarded an estimated $500 million contract to produce additional environmental monitoring and oceanographic satellites for the European Space Agency's Earth observation program. The company will design, develop and test the Sentinel-3C and Sentinel-3D satellites under ESA’s Copernicus program headed by the European Commission, Thales Alenia Space said Feb. 9. Jean Loic […] More
Eduardo Bellido, formerly director at Munich-based OHB System, has joined Thales Alenia Space Espana to replace Juan Garces de Marcilla as chief executive officer. He brings nearly two decades of experience in the aerospace sector to the Spanish subsidiary of Thales Alenia Space and will oversee the company's strategic initiatives, industrial, finance and corporate development operations, Thales said […] More
Thales Alenia Space, the space systems division of Thales Group, has won a contract to build a telecommunications satellite for Russian operator Gazprom Space Systems. Construction of the Yamal-601 could take 26 months and the satellite will be launched by the International Launch Service aboard a Proton rocket, Thales announced Wednesday. Under the contract, Thales will be […] More

France- and Italy-based businesses of Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, have landed spots on a potential $6 billion NASA contract vehicle covering spacecraft systems and support services through an on-ramp solicitation process. The agency issued the first RAPID IV on-ramp award nearly eight months after its original selection of five aerospace companies to participate in the program.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected Thales to build a facility at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico for receiving and processing distress beacon signals from Global Navigation Satellite System satellites. Thales said Monday it will establish the Southwest USA Medium-Earth Orbit Local User Terminal to support NOAA's Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking […] More
A joint venture of Thales and Leonardo has received three contracts to produce technologies that can help NASA accomplish human space exploration missions and address commercialization objectives of the agency’s industry partners. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital ATK will collaborate with Thales Alenia Space under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative as part of efforts to expand architectures designed […] More
Thales has inked an agreement with ArianeGroup to help design, develop, qualify and produce a telemetry transmitter for a European Space Agency-approved launcher. Thales said Tuesday the Ariane 6 telemetry transmitter will relay launcher-generated data to servers on the ground throughout the entire launch mission. “This contract shows our company’s ability to adapt to a […] More
Thales Alenia Space has inked a contract with the European Space Agency to help design the payload module for a joint science mission between ESA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The module for the Solar Wind Magnetospheric Ionospheric Link Explorer (SMILE) will host customer furnished science instruments from China, Canada and the U.K., Thales said Monday. […] More
A team led by a joint venture of Thales Group and Finmeccanica has received approximately $19.2 million in funds from the French government to conduct research and development work over two years on an autonomous airship. Thales Alenia Space will collaborate with French companies CNIM, Solutions F, Airstar Aerospace and Tronico-Alcen on the structure, electric propulsion system […] More
Thales Alenia Space has been selected to produce an additional eight satellites for O3b Networks' medium Earth orbit constellation. The satellites will add to the existing twelve operational satellites in orbit used by O3b Networks to supply trunking and mobile backhaul connectivity to telecommunication firms, Thales said Thursday. The new satellites are set for launch […] More
A joint venture of Thales Group and Finmeccanica has delivered the test model of the Orion spacecraft's European Service Module to NASA's testing facility in Ohio for further structural design tests. Thales Alenia Space performed initial tests on the structural test model of ESM at its facility in Turin, Italy, prior to the shipment, Thales […] More
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