The latest Cygnus cargo vessel is safely on its way to the International Space Station, and in about two days it will reach astronauts waiting for fresh supplies, new science experiments and personal items. For the NG-16 mission, the Cygnus spacecraft will deliver appr
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Space missions are a field for dreaming and raving, but are based on hard facts from numerous manned and unmanned missions, many years of research, and continuous technological advancements. These missions provide us with valuable data and insights into our universe and
Cannes, July 1st, 2021 – Following the recent selection by the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Science Programme Committee of EnVision as the fifth Medium-class mission in the Agency’s Cosmic Vision plan, Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leo
The ground test model (GTM) of the Rosalind Franklin rover for the upcoming ExoMars mission will soon leave Thales Alenia Space’s Turin plant for a short trip to the Rover Operational Control Center (ROCC), in Altec. This model will now be put through its paces on the R
It’s getting to be quite a long time since the first human space flight. Sixty years ago, on April 12, 1961 – nearly 58 years after the Wright Brothers made the first powered flight – Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in the Vostok 3KA-3 capsule, proving that humans could
Rome, April 8, 2021 - Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has won a contract from the Italian space agency (ASI) to conduct a feasibility study of 16 design concepts to support a human presence on the Moon. ASI's initiative is
ESA astronauts Alexander Gerst and Luca Parmitano use their avatars to check out future habitation accommodation on Lunar Gateway
In preparation of the upcoming Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the International Habitat (IHAB) module for the Lunar Gateway space station, Thales Alenia Space teamed up with the European Space Agency’s European Astronaut Center (EAC) last week to virtually re
Meet Eleonora Zeminiani, a Deputy Program Manager based in Italy, who has always loved science and space exploration
Interview realized in the frame of the 2021 International Women's Day.
Cutting-edge laser technology from Thales on board the new Mars rover is set to help discover whether there was past life on the planet.
Turin, February 22, 2021 – Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been confirmed by Northrop Grumman to deliver pressurized cargo modules for the 18th and 19th Cygnus cargo mission. This contract extension reaffirms the longsta