Thales Completes Galileo Platform Integration Testing
[Satellite TODAY 12-04-09] Thales Alenia Space has completed platform integration testing on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Galileo satellites, Thales Alenia Space announced Dec. 3.
The Galileo platform is now in functional testing with delivery of the engineering model payload from Astrium U.K. expected in December.
The proto-flight and three flight model satellites also were integrated and tested at Thales Alenia Space’s facilities in Rome. They will be carried into orbit in pairs by Arianespace on a Soyuz ST-B / Fregat rocket. The first two Galileo launches are scheduled for late 2010 and early 2011.
EU Launches Free Satellite Navigation Network Satellite Today October 5, 2009
[Satellite TODAY 10-05-09] The European Union (EU) has launched Egnos, a free satellite navigation network based on an enhanced version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS), the EU announced Oct. 2.
Reynald Seznec CEO, Thales Alenia Space Via Satellite July 1, 2009
Reynald Seznec succeeded Pascale Sourisse as CEO of Thales Alenia Space in May 2008, taking over a company with a strong backlog that included the next-generation constellation for Globalstar. He quickly added an order from O3b to Thales projects…
Arianespace To Launch Twin Galileo Navigation Satellites Next Year on Soyuz SMD Report June 22, 2009
Two Arianespace-led Russian Soyuz spacecraft each will launch two Galileo navigational satellites next year two begin construction of the navigational constellation, the company announced. The European Space Agency aims to build a full fleet of…