Thales Alenia Space signed a contract with French space agency CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) covering the design and development phase for the Poseidon-3C radar altimeter on the SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) satellite, new altimetry program that will demonstrate new applications.
The Sentinel-5 Precursor platform and the TROPOMI instrument have been integrated to form the satellite which will be leaving the UK for testing. Airbus Defence and Space will deliver the spacecraft to Intespace in Toulouse, France, for final system level testing.
Telecom satellites are set to enter a new age, as the European Space Agency (ESA), Eutelsat and Airbus Defence & Space collaborate in the Quantum programme, which departs from the traditional, custom, one-off approach to building satellites by offering a new and generic payload design.
Anaren Inc., a world leader in high-frequency technology deployed in space, defense, wireless infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has named David E. Kopf as the new president of the company’s Space & Defense Group, effective June 29, 2015.