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A half-century after the first man on the moon, Thales Alenia Space is participating in developing a permanent human lunar presence for a better and sustainable life on Earth.
On June 17, 2009, Thales Alenia Space announced its first contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation (now Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems), for the design, development and production of nine pressurized cargo modules (PCM) on Cygnus resupply vessels for the International Space Station (ISS).
Shell ready to ship for Bishop, the first-ever commercial airlock for the International Space Station
The 27-cubic-meter enhanced Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) developed by Thales Alenia Space is delivering 3,350 kg of cargo
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.
September 27th 2018 - Today is a historic moment for space aficionados. Two astronauts from the European Space Agency met today at the European Space Research Institute (ESRIN) to share their experience in orbit. One is Italian; the other is French... I have named Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet; two famous astronauts who have made a significant contribution to making space activities accessible to a very wide audience. In 2019, Luca Parmitano will fly back to the ISS. Fair wind to you Luca!
September 18th 2018 - Five years ago, the first Cygnus spacecraft was successfully launched at 14:58:02.2 (GMT) by an Antares 110 rocket.
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst was sent on his second mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 6th, along with two fellow crew members, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian spacecraft commander, Sergey Prokopyev, using a Soyuz MS-09 rocket. The 3 astronauts reached the ISS on June 8th. Everybody at Thales Alenia Space wishes Alexander Gerst and his “space colleagues” all the best.
In the not too distant future, someone will undoubtedly grow crops on other worlds. That’s what Matt Damon did in the Ridley Scott sci-fi movie, The Martian, growing potatoes in his habitat.