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Alcatel Space Wins CNES Contract

By | September 26, 2003

      Alcatel Space, a subsidiary of Paris-based Alcatel [NYSE: ALA], has won a five-year contract worth 19 million euros ($21.8 million) from French space agency CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) to provide satellite ground operations and services for the Toulouse Space Center in southwest France. Alcatel Space will provide control services for the TELECOM 2, SPOT and JASON satellites, along with additional services as needed by CNES.

      In addition, Alcatel Space will take charge of routine operations at the network operations center, operational and maintenance services for the CNES ground stations in Aussaguel, operation and maintenance of the 2 GHz station in the Kerguelen Islands, and routine operation of the 2 GHz and Ku-band station in Kourou, French Guyana.

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