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2009-06-19 11:30:00

Orbital Sciences Corporation and Italian Thales Alenia Space have announced an agreement that will see the two firms developing a pressurized cargo module for an unmanned resupply spacecraft for the ISS program. The two firms made the announcement during the Paris air show. They will be combining efforts to develop the cargo module that will enable Cygnus to carry almost three tons of food and equipment to the International Space Station. "Cygnus has built into it all the critical safety...

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2009-05-17 15:30:00

Europe has delivered its final major module for the International Space Station (ISS) -- the cylindrical Node 3 known as "Tranquility", built by Italy's Thales Alenia Space.Node 3 will soon be shipped to Kennedy Space Center, from where it will be transported to the space station via space shuttle Endeavour, which is currently set to launch in February 2010.Once attached to the ISS, Node 3 will store life support gear and the Cupola, a large "bay" window that was also constructed in...

2009-05-04 13:33:01

The European Space Agency says it will hold a ceremony to mark the departure of its Node 3 module, built for the International Space Station. The node will be shipped May 17 to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Node 3 connecting module, built by Thales Alenia Space in Turin, Italy, is the last element of a barter agreement by which ESA supplied NASA with International Space Station hardware. In return, NASA ferried the European Columbus...

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2009-02-12 08:25:00

Following word from Eurockot that launch of the Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can take place between July and October this year, ESA, CNES and the prime contractor Thales Alenia Space are now making detailed preparations for the last crucial steps before ESA's water mission is placed in orbit. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite has been in storage at Thales Alenia Space's facilities in Cannes, France since May last year awaiting for a third stage of the Rockot launcher to...

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2009-02-04 10:13:22

ESA is now gearing up to return to Russia to oversee preparations for the launch of its GOCE satellite "“ now envisaged for launch on 16 March 2009. This follows implementation of the corrective measures after the anomaly with the Rockot launcher that delayed the launch of GOCE by Eurockot Launch Services last October. An advance party from ESA has just arrived at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia to arrange logistical matters while the team of engineers will arrive in...

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...

2008-08-27 06:00:39

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 27, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), the world's largest provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government and individuals, today announced that satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space has begun production assembly, integration and testing of the first Globalstar second-generation flight model satellites. Globalstar, Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace company officials presented the latest updates to members of...

2008-08-26 09:01:04

International Launch Services, a company engaged in commercial sales and mission management of satellite, has signed a contract with Inmarsat, a provider of mobile satellite communications, for the launch of an S-band satellite to provide mobile broadcast and two-way telecommunications services throughout Europe. According to International Launch Services (ILS), Thales Alenia Space of France is developing Inmarsat's S-band satellite, known as EuropaSat, using its Spacebus 4000C3 platform....

2008-08-10 15:00:31

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 8 August: "Informatsionnyye sputnikovyye sistemy imeni Reshetneva" [Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems] (ISS, the town of Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory) and the Space- Communication Ltd, an Israeli satellite communications operator, have signed a contract in Tel Aviv on the delivery of the Amos-5 geostationary satellite communication system on the basis of the Express-1000N platform,...


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