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A busy World Satellite Business Week for Thales Alenia Space

In the Spotlight

A busy World Satellite Business Week for Thales Alenia Space

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    The leaders in the global satellite telecommunications market were all in Paris from September 14 to 18, 2015 for the World Satellite Business Week conference organized by Euroconsult. Over 800 participants from agencies, operators, manufacturers, opinion leaders, governments, etc. attended the event, which saw a series of important announcements by Thales Alenia Space. Here are the highlights of this intensive week.

    On September 14, the Russian telecom satellite Express AM8 was successfully launched from Baikonur by a Proton M. Built by ISS Reshetnev as prime contractor for the Russian operator RSCC, this satellite features a Thales Alenia Space payload. For further information click here

    Express AM8 © ISS Reshetnev

    On September 15, Thales Alenia Space signed the phase C/D contract for the Neosat program with the European Space Agency (ESA). This contract covers the complete development and qualification of the company's new-generation family of geostationary telecom satellite platforms, Spacebus Neo. For further information click here

    Signature of the Neosat phase C/D contract

    On September 16, Thales Alenia Space officially released a new book, "Climate change & Satellites 2015". With the COP 21 climate change conference just around the corner, this magnificently illustrated book allows readers to share the expertise of today's leading climate specialists, and also spotlights the challenges inherent in climate change. At the same time, it demonstrates the leading role taken by the space industry in associated areas, including meteorology, environmental management and oceanography. For further information click here

    A new book from Thales Alenia Space: "Climate Change & Satellites"

    On September 17, Thales Alenia Space signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space, prime contractor for US space capsule Orion service module, to develop and produce the thermomechanical systems for the European Service Module (ESM) on the Orion spacecraft. Orion is NASA's new human transportation vehicle for deep space exploration. For further information click here

    Orion © NASA