(three March 2021 – Thales) Thales Alenia Area has signed a 772M EUR contract with the European Area Company (ESA), performing within the identify and on behalf of the European Union represented by the European Fee, to supply 6 satellites a part of the 2nd Technology of Galileo constellation.
The primary satellites of this second era shall be positioned in orbit by the tip of 2024. With their new capabilities counting on excessive revolutionary applied sciences (digitally configurable antennas, inter-satellites hyperlinks, use of full electrical propulsion methods), these satellites will enhance the accuracy of Galileo in addition to the robustness to interference and jamming and resilience of its sign. This shall be key for the upcoming digital decade and can help extra safety & protection usages. Amongst its targets, the Galileo 2nd Technology satellites will enhance the EU business competitiveness within the extremely strategic area of applied sciences for EU sovereignty.
(courtesy: Thales Alenia Area)
Hervé Derrey, CEO of Thales Alenia Area declared: “I warmly thank each the European Fee and ESA for the belief they put in our firm to be onboard this vital flagship program for Europe. This success emphasizes the capability of Thales Alenia Area to handle advanced house methods. Galileo 2nd Technology will profit from the corporate’s distinctive legacy in constellations and from its robust long-standing know-how in house navigation options, particularly with Galileo and EGNOS”.
This second era is fitted with a extra sturdy and dependable answer, cyberattacks protected for an enhanced service availability and a 15 years operational lifetime.
“Extra sturdy, extra dependable, cyber secured, the 2nd Technology of Galileo satellites will present customers with an elevated service availability”, Massimo Claudio Comparini, Deputy CEO and SEVP Exploration, Commentary and Navigation at Thales Alenia Area mentioned. “Thales Alenia Area will obtain the targets of this difficult program, leveraging on its design capabilities in addition to its digital and state-of-art up-stream applied sciences coming from our competence facilities in Italy, in France, in Spain and in Belgium in addition to the lengthy standing experience and belongings for the Meeting Integration and Testing of satellite tv for pc constellations in Rome”.
Thales Alenia Area in Italy, prime contractor for the satellites and the house phase associated actions, will lead a multi-national crew from Europe’s Area Group together with Thales Alenia Area entities, Thales, Spaceopal, Leonardo and different companions with confirmed capability coming from 14 European Nations: Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Romania, Poland, Greece.
The Full Operational Functionality section of the Galileo programme is managed and absolutely funded by the European Union. The Fee and ESA have signed a delegation settlement by which ESA acts as design and procurement agent on behalf of the Fee. The views expressed on this Press Launch can on no account be taken to replicate the opinion of the European Union and/or ESA. “Galileo”is a trademark topic to OHIM software quantity 002742237 by EU and ESA.
About Thales Alenia Area
Drawing on over 40 years of expertise and a novel mixture of abilities, experience and cultures, Thales Alenia Area delivers cost-effective options for telecommunications, navigation, Earth statement, environmental administration, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Governments and personal business alike depend on Thales Alenia Area to design satellite-based methods that present anytime, wherever connections and positioning, monitor our planet, improve administration of its sources, and discover our Photo voltaic System and past. Thales Alenia Area sees house as a brand new horizon, serving to to construct a greater, extra sustainable life on Earth. A three way partnership between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Area additionally groups up with Telespazio to kind the mum or dad firms’ Area Alliance, which gives a whole vary of providers. Thales Alenia Area posted consolidated revenues of roughly 2.15 billion euros in 2019 and has round 7,700 workers in 9 international locations.