Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between the French technology corporation Thales Group and Italian defense conglomerate Leonardo, is a world leader in satellite systems and orbital infrastructure. The company is headquartered in Cannes, France, and has been at the forefront of space technology for over 40 years.
Thales Alenia Space specializes in designing, operating, and delivering satellite-based systems that help position and connect anyone or anything, everywhere. They also help observe our planet and optimize the use of our planet’s – and our solar system’s – resources. They believe in space as humankind’s new horizon, which will enable us to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth.
The company offers a wide range of services and solutions as part of the parent companies’ “Space Alliance”. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of approximately 2.2 billion euros in 2022 and has around 8,500 employees. They are present in 10 countries with 17 sites in Europe and a plant in the US.
Their activities cover the entire life-cycle of a launcher: design, development, production, operation, and commercial service. They build and operate high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science, and orbital infrastructures.