Latest Thales Alenia Space Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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