Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio and Spaceflight Industries Finalize Alliance to Manufacture Smallsats at Scale and Deliver Innovative Geospatial ServicesParties will deploy the high revisit rate BlackSky constellation
- 18,357 Thales’ traveling wave tubes have been launched into orbit since 1974. With 100,000 years of combined time in orbit, this technology today supports the majority of global communication uplinks.
- Cannes, March 9th, 2018 – The four latest satellites in the O3b constellation built by Thales Alenia Space for SES Networks were successfully launched today from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana (South America) by a Soyuz rocket.
- Four O3b telecommunications satellites, built by Thales Alenia Space for SES, will be orbited by Arianespace in the following days, using a Soyuz launcher.