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- Zurich, November 30, 2016 – Following Thales Alenia Space’s acquisition of RUAG’s opto-electronics business line, finalized on November 2, the company announced today the official creation of its Swiss subsidiary, Thales Alenia Space Switzerland.
- ONION is a Thales Alenia Space-led European R&D project with funding from the Horizon 2020 (H2020) program. ONION entails a pragmatic, scalable approach that aims to improve current and future missions, while also bolstering the competitiveness of Europe’s space-based imaging industry.
- Following the earthquake that occured in Italy on October 26th, CosMo-Skymed and Sentinel-1 satellites wera activated to provide data helping Italian authorities.
- October 19th 2016: This evening, while the orbiter goes into its definitive orbit at an altitude of 400 kilometers above the Red Planet, the Schiaparelli landing module will be the object of everybody’s attention.
- The ExoMars 2016 mission reached another major milestone on October 16, as the Schiaparelli lander separated from the TGO, or Trace Gas Orbiter.
- On October 16, 2016 the two modules comprising the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Entry, descent and landing Demonstrator Module (EDM), dubbed Schiaparelli, will separate.
- As the ExoMars spacecraft prepares to release its Schiaparelli module for a landing on Mars next week, we talked to Walter Cugno, Thales Alenia Space Italy Vice President for Exploration and Science and General Manager of the Turin plant.
- ExoMars: all you have to know about the launch campaign regarding the Radar Doppler Altimeter, a key technology onboard ExoMars descent modules, for both 2016 & 2020 missions. The major part of these tests were carried out in Morocco, in Erfoud, on soil similar to that found on Mars.
Precise Point Positioning via EGNOS: a disruptive new approach to satellite navigation, with huge commercial potentialFrench space agency CNES and Thales Alenia Space conducted a demonstration under real conditions in July 2016 that will bring new evolutions to the satellite navigation market.
- The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has just completed its historic mission with a controlled descent to the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, ending a journey through the Solar System that began in March 2004.
- September 21st 2016: 50 million kilometers away from the Red Planet!
- Following a trajectory adjustment maneuver, the spacecraft managed to acquire the PreSeparation attitude.
- Just one month from today, on October 16, 2016, the Entry Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM), dubbed Schiaparelli, will be released by the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and start its three-day descent towards Mars.