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Company Overview of Thales Alenia Space France SAS

Company Overview

Thales Alenia Space France SAS engages in developing, manufacturing, and delivering turn-key remote sensing systems. Its remote sensing systems include satellites, platforms, and payloads for civilian, defense, and dual use applications. The company provides telecommunications, earth observation, military, navigation and science, weather, and defense and security observation satellites; orbital infrastructures; instruments, such as altimeters for measuring the change in the oceans’ level and the thickness of the ice caps; earth observation high resolution optical and radar systems; and space borne microwave equipment. It also offers facility operational services for European space agencies, ...

26 avenue J.F. Champollion

BP 33787

Toulouse,  31037


Founded in 2002


33 5 34 35 36 37


33 5 61 44 49 90

Key Executives for Thales Alenia Space France SAS

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 61
Chief Executive Officer of ETCA
Age: 52
Chief Executive Officer of Spain
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Thales Alenia Space France SAS Key Developments

Thales Alenia Space Announces Executive Changes

Thales Alenia Space has appointed Riadh Cammoun as vice president, or VP, public and regulatory affairs, replacing Julia Maris. Riadh Cammoun started his career as an R&D engineer with Cybernetix. In 1992, he was named head of robotic R&D projects at the French atomic and alternative energies commission, CEA. Riadh Cammoun was previously vice president of the Paris region competitiveness cluster Systematic, and is a former member of the boards of the Aeronautics and Space Research Foundation, the Airbus Group foundation and the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan). Prior to this latest appointment, he was Deputy Director of the cabinet of Genevieve Fioraso, French Minister of Higher Education and Research.

Thales Alenia Space France Sas Signs Contact for Next Phase of Second Generation COSMO-Skymed Activities

Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed an agreement with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the next phase of the Second Generation COSMO-SkyMed activities. The contract is valued at around EUR 66 million, and initiates the activation of Phase C3 of the program, i.e. the activities for completion of the system design and basic technological developments for both to the on-board component (2 satellites at the cutting edge of technology and performance) and all ground infrastructures (ground segment, operations and logistics). A Temporary Grouping of Companies has been set up, with Thales Alenia Space Italy as mandataire and Telespazio as partner. This entity will optimize the organization of all executive activities for development of the system and operational management of the program. The value of the Thales Alenia Space Italia tranche of the contract is EUR 43.6 million, while Telespazio’s activities are valued at EUR 23 million. Telespazio will in particular be responsible for developing the ground segment and the integrated logistics of the operations.

Thales Alenia Space Signs Contract with PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia TbK, or Telkom to build Telkom-3S, a new telecommunications satellite. Telkom-3S will increase the operator's C-band capacity from its orbital position at 118 East, and will also offer high-definition television (HDTV) and remote GSM/Internet services in Ku-band. Thales Alenia Space is program prime contractor, with responsibility for the design, construction, testing and in-orbit delivery of the satellite. It is also in charge of the launch and early orbital positioning phase (LEOP) and in-orbit tests (IOT). In addition, Thales Alenia Space will supply control center components and will train a team of engineers on site. Built on Thales Alenia Space's new-generation Spacebus 4000B2 platform, Telkom-3S will be fitted with 24 C-band transponders, 8 extended C-band transponders, and 10 Ku-band transponders. The C-band payload will cover Indonesia and Southeast Asia, while the extended C-band payload will cover both Indonesia and part of Malaysia. The Ku-band payload will specifically cover Indonesia. The satellite will weigh about 3,500 kg at launch and offers payload power of 6.3 kW. It will be probably launched by Arianespace as preferred bidder end of 2016 for a 15-year expected lifetime.

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