Our satellites and services contribute to a more sustainable life on Earth.
Thanks to artificial intelligence and big data analytics, our radar and optical Earth observation systems deliver vital environmental monitoring information. Our Alliance has developed some of today’s most iconic Earth observation programs, such as COSMO-SkyMed and Copernicus.
With Thales Alenia Space building satellites and Telespazio analyzing data and delivering services, our alliance covers the complete value chain.
Telespazio has also formed e-GEOS (a joint venture between Telespazio and ASI) to process COSMO-SkyMed data and offer near-real-time monitoring and large-area mapping services.
© Rome, Italy, and Paris, France - COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation satellite © ASI, distribuited & processed by e-GEOS
In the telecommunications market, we have overseen a number of defense and dual (civil-military) programs, such as Athena-Fidus and SICRAL, as well as SGDC, a dual-use Brazilian satellite, just to name a few. The Space Alliance is also developing an innovative satellite system dubbed European GovSatCom initiative.
The world benchmark in constellations, we also took the lead on the geostationary telecommunications market. The Space Alliance has actually played a pivotal role in numerous civil geostationary programs. Years after the years, the technologies, ground segments and services we offer have been upgraded to match the evolving needs of telecom operators.
The Space Alliance provides specific space solutions well suited to the needs of regional operators, very high throughput satellites delivering broadband connectivity worldwide, and new software-defined fully-digitalized solutions, that are flexible and reconfigurable in orbit. We deliver solutions tailored to the specific needs of each operator, to enhance connectivity and mobility, while bridging the digital divide.
One major example is EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS, the most powerful and capacitive satellite ever built in Europe. Eutelsat’s geostationary satellite will deliver very high-speed Internet access anywhere in Europe, especially in isolated areas, with service comparable to a fiber-optic network in terms of both performance and economics.
LEOP Control Room at Telespazio's Fucino Space Center
Space Alliance has already addressed new markets, such as drones, that can offer, leveraging on satellite capacities, communication services, command and control services and payload management.
We are at the forefront of providing innovative hybrid communications services for every type of market - maritime, energy, institutional, military. The hybrid connections, exploiting the best technologies on the market, both satellite and non-satellite, allow us to provide our customers with a high-quality and high-performance service in all conditions, ensuring very high standards.
We are at the forefront of satellite navigation initiatives in Europe, reflected in our major roles on the EGNOS augmentation system and Galileo, Europe’s own global navigation satellite system (GNSS). Thales Alenia Space has been chosen as prime contractor for six of the twelve Galileo Second Generation satellites, while Telespazio oversees the operation of all navigation services provided by Galileo, via the Fucino Space Center.
The Space Alliance sets the pace in New Space, with its unique combination of skills to shape a better future on Earth and in space.