Thales Alenia Space - a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%) - is present in Belgium with three sites in Charleroi, Hasselt and Leuven.
Thales Alenia Space 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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