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Intelsat has agreed to acquire two software-defined satellites from a joint venture of Thales and Leonardo for its planned 5G network. The two satellites from Thales Alenia Space will join the other two software-defined spacecraft that Intelsat procured from Airbus – Intelsat 42 and Intelsat 43 and are expected to be in service in 2025, […] More

The Maxar and Thales Alenia Space Consortium has advanced its detailed and low-risk designs for Telesat’s LEO system, including system optimization, engineering trade-offs, requirements development and technology prototyping to establish compelling and mature designs for Telesat LEO’s space, ground and user terminal segments, Maxar announced on Monday.

Thales Alenia Space has begun to operate company-developed “collaborative” robots to support satellite production efforts alongside human employees at two separate facilities. The company said Wednesday its Collaborative Robot Addressed To Operative Solutions platform is currently deployed at a plant in L’Aquila, Italy, while the Saphir robot is located at a facility in Cannes, France. CRATOS works to […] More
SpaceX has deployed a Thales Alenia Space-built communications satellite into orbit for South Korean operator KTSAT using the Falcon 9 rocket. Thales said Monday the KOREASAT-5A satellite is currently positioned at 113 degrees East and designed to provide internet access, multimedia, broadcasting and fixed communications services for KTSAT’s customers in the Middle East and multiple Asian countries. KOREASAT-5A is derived from […] More
The Space Alliance, a joint venture of Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space, has partnered with Spaceflight Industries on a number space technology-related efforts. The partnership would include an investment in Spaceflight Industries as well as the creation of a U.S.-based joint venture between Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries that would focus on small satellite production, Spaceflight Industries said Friday. […] More
The European Space Agency has partnered with Thales Alenia Space to carry out the final stage of activities for the ExoMars 2020 — a joint mission of ESA and its Russian counterpart to explore life on Mars. Thales Alenia Space will design the ExoMars mission and lead a European industrial consortium under a contract with ESA, Thales said Friday. The ExoMars 2020 spacecraft […] More
Thales Alenia Space’s ELiTeBUS 1000 satellite system has been added by the rapid spacecraft development office to the Rapid III catalog managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The satellite platform’s inclusion in the catalog would allow the joint venture of Thales and Leonardo-Finmeccanica to respond to future request for proposals for platforms and services under […] More
Thales Alenia Space will supply a satellite navigation system to the South Korea’s national space agency in an effort to help enhance the country’s positioning system. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute will use the KASS system built based on Thales Alenia Space’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System to provide aeronautical applications and extend its use to maritime, […] More
A team of Thales Alenia Space and Orbital ATK has finished construction work on the first batch of communications satellites for Iridium‘s NEXT program, Spaceflight Now reported Wednesday. Stephen Clark writes the satellites are set for delivery to Vandenberg Air Force Base for fueling and mating with a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket prior to the launch of initial  satellites on Sept. 11, […] More
Thales Alenia Space will provide nine more pressurized cargo modules for future International Space Station resupply missions onboard Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft under a new contract between the two companies. The companies inked the contract at the Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. for the transportation of crew supplies and science experiments to ISS, Orbital ATK said Monday. […] More
Industry partners will invest in and work to develop a contract for the Thales Alenia Space-led Stratobus high-altitude platform station, Space News reported Thursday. Peter de Selding writes the French-Italian group expects to add telecommunications payloads when HAPS systems become authorized to operate in Ka- and Ku-band. “We expect to have our first contract in 2017 to develop […] More
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