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2009-03-12 14:02:00

PARIS, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, today announced that Thales Alenia Space has been commissioned to build the W3C satellite. Eutelsat will select the launcher for the satellite separately at a later stage. The rapid order of W3C follows Eutelsat's decision taken in January 2009 not to integrate the W2M satellite into its fleet following a major anomaly which occurred during its...

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2009-03-03 08:35:00

With less than two weeks to go before ESA's gravity mission launches, activities at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome are in full swing. Last week was particularly intense with a number of important tests being carried out. Firstly, the satellite's ion propulsion valves were successfully checked. Although some of the valves had been dormant for almost two years, all went well. By counteracting drag along GOCE's exceptionally low orbit above the Earth, the specialized ion propulsion system is integral...

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2009-02-09 11:20:00

The European Space Agency is in the final stages of preparing to launch its Herschel spacecraft after more than 20 years of development. Herschel will soon become the largest telescope mirror in space, overshadowing the Hubble space telescope. "The mirror is an enormous piece of hardware," Thomas Passvogel, ESA's program manager on the Herschel space observatory, told BBC News. "It's a ceramic mirror; it's the biggest piece ever made from silicon carbide. It's very hard but much, much...

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...

2008-12-18 07:18:00

YOKNEAM, Israel, December 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMT Medical Technologies Ltd ("CMT"), a specialist in high-resolution digital imaging solutions for the medical industry announced today its Board of Directors are to support an offer made by Thales Group, a leading international electronics and systems company, to purchase 50.1% to 100% of CMT shares at a price of EUR5.65 per share, reflecting a Company value of EUR21.5 million. Thales is a world leader in the manufacturing of...

2008-10-29 15:00:22

DULLES, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. , a premier provider of satellite and aerial imagery and geospatial information, announced today that on October 15, it signed a multi-year agreement with Rome-based Telespazio S.p.A. appointing Telespazio as GeoEye's new Commercial Regional Affiliate for the region of Europe and North Africa. Telespazio, a Finmeccanica/Thales company, will produce, market and sell Earth imagery and related products and services from GeoEye's...

2008-10-17 06:00:16

Thales has won a $36.7m contract from the Abu Dhabi Airports Company to integrate communications at Abu Dhabi International Airport's new air traffic control center tower. France-based Thales will provide integrated advanced A automation features needed for air traffic control and airport ground control systems and aeronautical information systems. Richard Deakin, senior vice president of Thales Air Systems, said: "With one of the biggest airport infrastructure developments ever conceived...

2008-10-13 09:00:13

Thales today announces that its acquisition of nCipher PLC (NCH.L), purchased for GBP 50.7 million in cash, became effective on Friday 10 October. nCipher is a leading supplier of encryption products for organizations that need to protect sensitive data. nCipher is delivering solutions in the fields of key management and cryptographic hardware. nCipher operates a network of partners and offices in the UK, Europe, the Asia Pacific region and the USA, with customers including government,...

2008-10-09 09:00:13

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security and E-Band Communications, the leading developer of multi-gigabit capacity wireless communication systems today announced an alliance to provide secure high-bandwidth wireless solutions for use by government entities and financial institutions. This partnership will deliver solutions that enable the U.S. federal government and local municipalities to meet the Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 8100.2 and also enable large...

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2008-09-04 10:10:00

As preparations for the launch of GOCE on 10 September continue on schedule, an important milestone has just been achieved as engineers at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia say farewell to the satellite as it is encapsulated in the two half-shells of the launcher's fairing. Now sealing the slender five-meter long GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) spacecraft from view, the protective fairing will not be opened again until around three minutes after...


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