We have developed unrivaled expertise in space-borne Traveling Wave Tubes with a product offering at frequencies from L-band to V-band and power levels up to 500 watts. Thales is widely recognised as a pioneer and innovator in space TWTs.
We have consistently developed new technologies that have led to decisive improvements in TWT efficiency and thermal performance. These advances have allowed satellite manufacturers to increase transmission power and reduce spacecraft mass. Harnessing 60 years of experience in the conception and production of TWTs, our product range has diversified to now include cesium-beam tubes. These will be integrated into atomic clocks used for navigation systems. Furthermore, Thales has developed HEMP-T ion thrusters, which provide an innovative and modular technical solution that facilitates their integration on satellites. They are used to maintain orbital positioning throughout the lifespan of the satellite.