Over many decades, we have developed unrivalled expertise in space-borne Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs), offering products at frequencies from L-band to V-band and power outputs up to 500 watts.
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 are designed for the integration into atomic clocks used for telecommunication systems and on-board navigation systems.
Furthermore, Thales has developed HEMPT ion thrusters, which provide an innovative and modular technical solution that facilitates their integration on satellites. They are used to establish and maintain orbital positioning throughout the lifespan of the satellite, notably for the new generations of satellite constellations.