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Thales-Leonardo JV to Back Space Tech Devt Efforts Under NASA NextSTEP-2 Initiative

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 …

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Thales Alenia Space Deploys ‘Collaborative’ Robots to Aid Satellite Production

Thales Alenia Space has begun to operate company-developed “collaborative” robots to support satellite production efforts alongside human employees at two separate facilities. The company said Wednesday its Collaborative Robot Addressed To Operative Solutions platform is currently deployed at a plant in L’Aquila, Italy, while the Saphir robot is located at a facility in …

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SpaceX Launches Thales Alenia Space-Built South Korean Comms Satellite

SpaceX has deployed a Thales Alenia Space-built communications satellite into orbit for South Korean operator KTSAT using the Falcon 9 rocket. Thales said Monday the KOREASAT-5A satellite is currently positioned at 113 degrees East and designed to provide internet access, multimedia, broadcasting and fixed communications services for KTSAT’s customers in the Middle East and multiple Asian …

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Inmarsat Taps Arianespace for Global Xpress-5 Satellite Launch Services

Imarsat has selected France-based company Arianespace to help launch a fifth Global Xpress communications satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace said Friday it aims to send Global Express-5 satellite for Inmarsat into orbit with the  Ariane 5 heavy-lift launcher platform within the second half of 2019. Thales Alenia Space will build …

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Iridium Preps 3rd NEXT Satellite Batch for October Launch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Comxmunications has rescheduled to Oct. 4 the launch of a third batch of 10 NEXT communications satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket. The company said Wednesday it began pre-launch processing activities on the satellites and the Falcon 9 rocket stages and components. The third Irdium …

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Telespazio-Thales Alenia Space JV Enter Satellite Tech Partnership With Spaceflight Industries

The Space Alliance, a joint venture of Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space, has partnered with Spaceflight Industries on a number space technology-related efforts. The partnership would include an investment in Spaceflight Industries as well as the creation of a U.S.-based joint venture between Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries that would focus on …

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NASA to Deploy Ozone Measurement Payload to ISS

NASA plans to launch an instrument designed to measure Earth’s ozone as part of SpaceX‘s 10th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The agency said Saturday the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on ISS  payload will launch with the SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft this month from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SAGE …

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European Space Agency Taps Thales Alenia Space for ExoMars 2020 Mission Support Contract

The European Space Agency has partnered with Thales Alenia Space to carry out the final stage of activities for the ExoMars 2020 — a joint mission of ESA and its Russian counterpart to explore life on Mars. Thales Alenia Space will design the ExoMars mission and lead a European industrial consortium under a contract with ESA, Thales said …

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Thales Alenia Space’s ELiTeBUS 1000 Satellite Added to NASA Goddard’s Rapid III Catalog

Thales Alenia Space’s ELiTeBUS 1000 satellite system has been added by the rapid spacecraft development office to the Rapid III catalog managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The satellite platform’s inclusion in the catalog would allow the joint venture of Thales and Leonardo-Finmeccanica to respond to future request for proposals …

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Iridium Sets Satellite Constellation NEXT Launch Date for Dec. 16; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has scheduled the launch of its next-generation global satellite constellation Iridium NEXT for Dec. 16 aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will carry 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to low-Earth orbit to replace an existing commercial satellite network in space, Iridium said Thursday. …

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