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November 17th 2018 - The latest Cygnus cargo vessel has been successfully launched from NASA’s Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, using an Antares rocket. This was the 10th Cygnus operational mission, ferrying supplies to the astronauts on the International Space Station.
Up until recently,broadband communications could not be guaranteed always and everywhere!. Today, Thales VesseLINK provides 100% coverage, including in the Arctic and the polar region, assuring ships safe and reliable voice and broadband data communications. Here's what changed to make it possible.
The 27-cubic-meter enhanced Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) developed by Thales Alenia Space is delivering 3,350 kg of cargo
October 20th, 2018 - The BepiColombo mission to explore Mercury was launched by Arianespace this evening from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana (South America). But scientists will have to be patient to discover the mysteries of the closest planet to the Sun. As they say, “all good things come to those who wait...” This time it will take seven years, on an incredible journey through the Solar System, before Mercury is in our crosshairs. No point getting hot under the collar either, since Mercury, as you probably know, is very “hot stuff” indeed. You’ll just have to cool your heels until BepiColombo reaches what Jacques Brel called the “unreachable star” in his famous song, “The Impossible Dream” (La Quête/”The Quest” in the original French).
Thales Alenia Space is proud to show the first designed and built Spacebus Neo Xenon Propulsion System (XPS) module that will be integrated into Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite based on the Spacebus NEO platform. The Spacebus NEO product line is supported jointly by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ARTES programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunication Systems, and France's space agency (CNES).
Rome, Cannes November 7, 2018 – The third polar-orbit meteorological satellite, Metop-C, was successfully launched today by a Soyuz rocket from the European Space Port in French Guyana. Metop-C joins the other satellites in this family, Metop-A, launched in October 2006 and Metop-B launched in September 2012.
Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), a major player in the satellite, space exploration and orbital infrastructure market, and ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales), the French national aerospace research center, have signed an agreement to cooperate on space activities.
The Canadian information services company will deploy a 40 satellite constellation that will deliver continuous and vital data for the Earth's environment.
Crucial, policy-influencing facts about climate change are coming in from the new generation of weather satellites. Here's what satellite radar and optics are seeing. Read on.
All you have to know about #SpaceTalks initiatives launched by ESA