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2009-10-26 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Thales Alenia Space have agreed to work jointly on the next-generation satellite constellation Iridium NEXT program. Ball Aerospace's possible roles and responsibilities would be assembly, integration and test (AI&T) for the Iridium satellites. Under the current agreement, Ball Aerospace will apply its payload accommodation experience and product-line approach, leveraging decades of...

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2009-08-14 08:00:00

Boeing Co. officials confirmed that 787 Dreamliner fuselage production was halted in Italy nearly two months ago, due to wrinkles in the skin of the aircraft. Boeing spokeswoman Lori Gunter in Everett, Wash., said the company could fix the problem on the first 23 Dreamliner fuselages with a fairly simple patch. Beyond that, engineers are working on design changes to prevent the necessity of a patch in the future. The problem showed up on the fifth Dreamliner, when Alenia Aeronautica in...

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2009-06-16 12:35:00

Today at the Paris Air Show being held at Le Bourget, ESA and Thales Alenia Space have established the agreement for the authorisation to proceed with the development of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) atmospheric reentry demonstrator. The IXV project is part of the ESA Future Launchers Preparatory Programme (FLPP). The objective of IXV is to develop a European autonomous atmospheric reentry demonstrator system, characterised by high aerodynamic performance due to its lifting...

2008-12-19 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), through its commercial launch business, has received a contract to launch the fourth satellite for the COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) program for Thales Alenia Space Italia, prime contractor of the Italian Space Agency. The COSMO-SkyMed spacecraft is expected to be launched in 2010 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a Delta II vehicle in the...

2008-12-18 09:51:00

DENVER, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Thales Alenia Space of Italy announced today they are forming a strategic partnership to jointly develop and deliver a new family of space-based remote sensing systems for customers around the world. The joint business agreement leverages each company's resources, talents, programs and customer partnerships in a way that allows Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and Thales Alenia Space to expand their respective...

2008-09-20 12:00:42

By Mumford, Richard Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Nilesat, the Egyptian satellite company, to provide the Nilesat-201 broadcasting communication satellite and associated services and ground stations. As prime contractor, the company will be in charge of the design, manufacturing, test and in-orbit acceptance of the satellite. In addition, Thales Alenia Space will provide a satellite and mission control system for the Nilesat stations in both Cairo and Alexandria. Based on a...

2008-09-04 12:00:09

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Aviation - Aerospace - Defense industry is available in its catalogue. Military Communications and COTS 2008 - a Report Investigating a Steadily-Expanding Defence-Related Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p091988/Military-Communications-and-COTS-2008---a-Report-Investigating-a-Steadily-Expanding-Defence-Related-Market.html Military communications remain an essential part of security operations. The technology...

2008-08-04 00:00:05

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite LLC today announced it has selected two companies - Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space - to participate in the final phase of its procurement process for the company's next-generation satellite constellation, "Iridium NEXT." Iridium chose Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space as a result of their initial, innovative constellation design concepts; demonstrated understanding of performance requirements and capabilities; and...

2008-07-18 00:00:25

By Lokman Mansor FARNBOROUGH: MAS Aerospace Engineering (MAE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS), plans to set up a joint venture in Malaysia with Italy's Alenia Aeronavali to provide aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Both companies signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) at the Farnborough International Air Show here yesterday that will see MAE having majority stake in the venture. MAE managing director Mohd Roslan Ismail said the...

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2008-07-15 15:25:00

Test Flights for the Boeing's 787 Dreamliner are being delayed again due to problems with the verifying software in the brake control system. So far, three major production delays due to parts shortages and incomplete work from suppliers arriving at its assembly plant near Seattle have kept the 787's from their first test flights, originally planned for last summer. Pat Shanahan, general manager of the 787 program, said they are still on track for a first flight in the fourth quarter, but the...


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