At Thales, over many decades, we have forged an unrivalled level of expertise in space amplification. We have constantly developed new technologies that have led to key improvements in Traveling Wave Tubes (TWT) efficiency and thermal performance. These advancements have allowed satellite manufacturers to increase transmission power and reduce spacecraft mass.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do and produce, and as a result of the ever-changing market we are evolving our offerings to best suit our client’s needs.
Our expertise nowadays comes largely from our sixty years of experience, the conception and production of TWTs and our product range has since diversified, according to latest flexible satellite developments. They now include SSPA and Dual-TWT amplification solutions. This incorporates also cesium-beam tubes which are specifically designed for the integration into atomic clocks as well as thrusters solutions for electric propulsion.
We are currently welcoming into our collection of space amplification technology, the SSPA which offers Ka/ Ku bands and boasts electronic integration in a smaller over package. The objective is to maintain the high level of flexibility required by our clients for flexible satellites.
To complete the range, we are also introducing Dual-TWT which provides alternative technology to SSPA. With greater efficiency to that of SSPA but in a more compact design than TWT technology, the Dual-TWT is bridging the gap between these two solutions.
To fully capitalise on our space amplification expertise, we have developed the Hempt Thruster family. They are used to establish and maintain orbital positioning throughout the lifespan of the satellite, notably for the new generations of satellite constellations.
Alongside HEMPT ion thrusters; Thales has also pioneered in a compact HEMPT EV0 electric thruster for satellites with multi propellant capability and performance stability.
Whatever the client’s needs may be, Thales ensure that our product portfolio is entirely satisfactory and even goes beyond to make sure that performance is fully optimised.