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Thales Alenia Space and ISS Reshetnev have established a joint venture focused on the development of telecommunications satellites.
The Yamal-402 telecommunications satellite has been dispatched from Thales Alenia Space’s plant in Cannes, France and has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ready for its scheduled launch on a Proton rocket on December 8, 2012.
Eutelsat Communication has selected Thales Alenia Space to build the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, which will boost satellite broadcasting resources in the Middle East and North Africa.
French defense procurement agency, Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has awarded Thales Alenia Space a design contract to study military space communications capacity to be available by 2019.
Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, Europe’s leading space companies, have successfully completed the in-orbit testing of the Y1B satellite, conducted from the Yahsat control centre in Abu Dhabi (UAE).
Thales Alenia Space Deutschland GmbH has signed a contract, worth up to €4 million, with Thales Alenia Space-France in the frame of the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) weather satellites. This contract includes the development and the validation of the operations Satellite Simulator (SATSIM), as well as the Payload Data Generator for all the satellites.
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