Thales carries out activities in the Space field through Thales Alenia Space. In Spain it has Thales Alenia Space España, a Spanish company founded in 1988, devoted to the development and supply of Space systems and equipment for civil and military programs with application in telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, science, exploration, space transportation and infrastructure.
At its site in Trés Cantos (Madrid), has means for technological and industrial development, manufacturing and testing for equipment and space systems, including 1650 m2 of clean rooms. Among its capabilities and experience include the radio frequency engineering, digital electronics, and telecommunications and observation systems. The company makes great efforts in innovation and creation of new technologies, spending an amount equivalent to more than 5% of their income on R & D.
European Programmes ARTEMIS/ECSEL
Telecommunication and NavigationThales Alenia Space España develops and supplies telecommunication systems and advanced payloads, being the Spanish leader in this field.
Observation of the Earth and ScienceThe market for earth observation satellite is a booming business area. Thales Alenia Space España has over 20 years of experience in scientific and Earth observation missions, providing communications equipment and data handling and control units for programs for space agencies around the world.
Vehicle, Space Infrastructure, and ExplorationHuman presence in space requires environmentally appropriate infrastructure and means of transport.
Software & GroundThales Alenia Space – España develops, within the Software and Ground product line, different activities.