Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), operates in Italy through Thales Alenia Space Italia, which has 2,300 employees at four plants, in Rome, Turin, L’Aquila and Milan. Thales Alenia Space Italia has over 40 years of experience in building systems and equipment for space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, science, exploration and transport. Orbital infrastructures are a particular area of expertise, with Thales Alenia Space Italia delivering half of the pressurized volume on the International Space Station.
The company contributes to many of today’s leading space programs, working for both government and commercial customers, including NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian space agency (ASI), as well as leading satellite operators.
Thales Alenia Space Italia invests massively in Research & Development to support a continuous stream of innovations in all sectors. It has also developed a broad network of partners from both academia and industry, including many innovative small businesses, to support R&D and Production activities.