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European Space Agency confirms trust in Thales Alenia Space for operational phase of Galileo Ground Mission and the Galileo Security Facility
Noordwijk, October 18, 2018 - Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), today announced the signature of a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), acting on behalf of the European Commission (EC) and the European GNSS Agency (GSA),for the development and deployment of the next version of the ground-based Galileo Mission Segment (GMS) and the Galileo Security Facility (GSF), together known as WP2X.
Cannes, October 15, 2018 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in United States, has chosen Thales to develop and build an operational ground station in the southwest part of the country, at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, to track Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites* operating in medium Earth orbit (MEO). The ground station will receive and process 406 MHz distress beacon signals from the MEO satellites being tracked, and relay them to the US SARSAT (Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking) program’s Mission Control Center (USMCC), via US government communication links, for validation and distribution to rescue authorities. This ground station will be designated the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southwest USA Medium-Earth Orbit Local User Terminal (SUSA MEOLUT), and will be an integral part of the MEO-based ground system operated by the USMCC.
Thales Alenia Space contributes expertise to the study of an international Mars Sample Return mission.
European Commission to acquire Thales Alenia Space’s advanced technology to respond to distress signals
Cannes, October 8, 2018 - Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %), has won a contract from the European Commission to develop and build an operational ground station on La Reunion Island to track Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites* in medium Earth orbit (MEO). The ground station will receive and process 406 MHz distress beacon signals from the MEO satellites being tracked, and relay them to the SAR/Galileo network via the French Mission Control Center (FMCC) at the CNES facility in Toulouse. The contract also included the procurement of the best possible hosting site for this ground station.
Thales Alenia Space is taking part in TurkmenTEL 2018, the 11th international conference on telecommunications, telemetry, information technologies and broadcasting equipment. The event, which takes place in Turkmenistan on October 10 & 11, brings together key players in these sectors and offers a prime opportunity to meet delegations from Turkmenistan and Central Asia. Thales Alenia Space will be showcasing its solutions for earth observation and high-speed satellite Internet access, along with the TürkmenÄlem52E success-story.
October 4th , 2018 – Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced today that it has signed a contract with OHB System AG for the new ESA program PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars) . OHB System AG will be the prime contractor with Thales Alenia Space as a partner. PLATO will be the third medium-class (M3) science mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision Program, following Solar Orbiter (M1) and Euclid (M2), and preceding Ariel (M4). The satellite will be launched in 2026 for an initial mission length of 4.5 years.
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!
Stakes out position as a pioneer in 5G network infrastructure initiatives
September 18th 2018 - Five years ago, the first Cygnus spacecraft was successfully launched at 14:58:02.2 (GMT) by an Antares 110 rocket.
Cannes, September 4, 2018 - Thales Alenia Space, joint venture between Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%, announced today to have signed contracts with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Phase A/B1 studies of two elements of LOP-G (Lunar Orbital Platform - Gateway), formerly known as the Deep Space Gateway.