THALES ALENIA SPACE BELGIUM

Drawing on over 40 years of experience and a unique combination of skills, expertise and cultures, Thales Alenia Space delivers cost-effective solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Governments and private industry alike count on Thales Alenia Space to design satellite-based systems that provide anytime, anywhere connections and positioning, monitor our planet, enhance management of its resources, and explore our Solar System and beyond. Thales Alenia Space sees space as a new horizon, helping to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of services. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of 2.6 billion euros in 2017 and has 7,980 employees in nine countries.

Thales Alenia Space in Belgium

 

In Belgium, Thales Alenia Space is situated in Charleroi, in Leuven and in Hasselt.

This Belgian company is an expert in several high-technology fields. The company is the Belgian front-runner in space electronics applications for satellites and launchers, a world leader in power conditioning and distribution for satellites, a key supplier of electronics for European launchers and will be the first automated factory of space PhotoVoltaic Assemblies (PVA) in Europe.

 

Satellites are our core business…

The Belgian entity of Thales Alenia Space  is a world leader in satellite power conditioning and distribution. The product range covers needs from observation microsatellites up to the large geo-stationary satellites for telecom applications, with power requirements from 250 W up to 20 kW. The company also enjoys a position at the forefront of flight electronics products: avionics, power supplies for plasmic propulsion thrusters, power supplies for travelling wave tubes, DC/DC converters and other dedicated power products.

With the construction of a one-of-a-kind center of excellence in automated manufacturing, Thales Alenia Space confirms its position at the forefront of digital innovation and its ability to accompany its partners through the transformational evolution of the space industry.

 

On board all European launchers

Thales Alenia Space in Belgium is the N°1 supplier of onboard electronics for Ariane 5, designing and manufacturing more than 50% of the electronic systems on each launcher. These systems perform a variety of functions, including onboard electricity distribution, management of the thrust-vectoring nozzles that keep the launcher on trajectory, spatial positioning, separation of the launcher stages and the satellite's protective nose fairing during flight, and safeguard system. The Thales Alenia Space team in Belgium will also be supplying the safeguard system for Ariane 6. We also produce the safeguard system for Soyuz launched from French Guiana. We are also taking part in preparing the Vega launcher.

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