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Company Overview of Thales Alenia Space France SAS

Company Overview

Thales Alenia Space France SAS designs, develops, integrates, tests, delivers, and operates space systems for commercial and government customers worldwide. The company offers telecommunications, earth observation, science and space exploration, navigation, and orbital infrastructure and space transport satellites, platforms, payloads, and systems; air traffic management, flight avionics, in-flight entertainment systems and services, electrical systems, and training solutions; and transportation systems and services for signaling and train control, traffic management, communications, supervision, security, passenger information, and ticketing and revenue collection. It also offers solutions ...

26 avenue J.F. Champollion

B.P. 33787

Cedex 1

Toulouse,  31037


Founded in 2002


33 5 34 35 36 37


33 5 61 44 49 90

Key Executives for Thales Alenia Space France SAS

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 63
Chief Executive Officer of ETCA
Age: 54
Chief Executive Officer of Spain
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Thales Alenia Space France SAS Key Developments

Thales Alenia Space Signs Contract with Orbital ATK to Produce Additional Key Hardware for Upcoming Cargo Resupply Missions to International Space Station

Thales Alenia Space announced the signing of a new contract with Orbital ATK Inc. Under terms of the agreement, Thales Alenia Space will supply nine additional Pressurized Cargo Modules (PCM) to Orbital ATK for upcoming cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). The cargo module is designed to transport crew supplies and science experiments on Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. Cygnus recently delivered 7,900 pounds of cargo and science experiments to astronauts aboard the station and successfully completed its fifth mission under the contract. Orbital ATK is scheduled to complete 10 CRS-1 missions to the International Space Station before transitioning to launch cargo logistics missions under the CRS-2 contract in 2019. The Cygnus spacecraft consists of two basic components: the Service Module (SM) built by Orbital ATK and the Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) developed by Thales Alenia Space. Building on 40 years of experience in space infrastructures and transportation systems, the Cygnus PCM developed by Thales Alenia Space calls on the company’s skills and expertise developed through previous programs for the International Space Station, such as the MPLM (Multipurpose Logistics Module), built by the company on behalf of the Italian space agency for NASA, and the ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) Cargo Carrier, built by Thales Alenia Space for the European Space Agency.

Thales Alenia Space Opens Innovation Cluster for European Offices

Thales Alenia Space has created an Innovation Cluster tasked with accelerating the development of innovative projects. The cluster is open to all employees, at all levels across the company, with the purpose of providing a space to nurture disruptive concepts within the company, whether for design, production, engineering, sales or support. Thales Alenia Space has increased its budget for R&D by 15% in one year's time. The cluster can instantly provide funding and other resources, and is based on an agile structure to enable the fast validation of solutions that may well meet emerging market trends, offering disruptive technologies and novel development paths to the company's customers. All Thales Alenia Space units in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany and Poland are included in the cluster.

Thales Alenia Space Signs €450 Million ESA Contract to Build Sentinel-3C and D Satellites for Copernicus Program

Thales Alenia Space has signed €450 million European Space Agency contract to build the Sentinel-3C and D environmental monitoring and oceanographic satellites for the European program Copernicus. The main objective of the Sentinel-3 mission is the global observation of oceans and land, including their color and temperature, along with a precise measurement of ocean heights. ESAs Sentinel programs include six families of satellites, each fitted with instruments for their specific missions. Sentinel-3 will ensure continuity with the optical observation data provided by Envisat. Sentinel-3A, scheduled for launch in mid-february 2016, will mark the start of this operational service. Sentinel-3B is now being integrated at Thales Alenia Spaces plant in Cannes, southern France, and is scheduled for launch in mid-2017.

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