Thales Alenia Space
European leader for satellite systems and at the forefront of orbital infrastructures, Thales Alenia Space is a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%). Thales Alenia Space is a worldwide reference in telecoms, radar and optical Earth observation, defense and security, navigation and science. Thales Alenia Space has 10 industrial sites Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Germany) with over 7,200 employees worldwide.
Thales Alenia Space is at the heart of the most high-performance satellite technologies in both civil and defence sectors.
The company is deeply involved in Environmental projects (GMES), Satellite Navigation ( Galileo and EGNOS), Defense (Syracue, Sicral and COSMO-SkyMed). Not forgetting the vital contributions made in the development of the orbiting infrastructures for the International Space Station. Thales Alenia Space is also leader in the international and European scientific programs. The company is deeply involved in the science missions such as GOCE, Hershel&Planck and ExoMars.