Governments, institutions and companies rely on Thales Alenia Space to design, operate and deliver satellite-based systems that help them position and connect anyone or anything, everywhere, help observe our planet, help optimize the use of our planet's – and our solar system’s – resources. Thales Alenia Space believes in space as humankind’s new horizon, which will enable to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth.
Whatever it takes!
Thales Alenia Space is a Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%).
Combining 40 years of experience and  a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, Thales Alenia Space architects design and deliver high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures.
The Space Alliance
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 and solutions. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of about 2.4 billion euros in 2016 and has 7,980 employees in nine countries.


  • Telecommunications
    Thales Alenia Space is one of the world's leading designers of telecommunications satellites, platforms and payloads. The telecom segment accounts for half of the company's business.
  • Earth Observation
    Thales Alenia Space is a leader in Earth observation, based on its high or very-high resolution optical and radar payloads.
  • Science and Space Exploration
    Venus, Mars, Titan, asteroids and comets… Thales Alenia Space has always been a pivotal partner in Europe's fantastic missions to the Solar System.
  • Navigation
    Thales Alenia Space is the pioneer in European satellite navigation, as prime contractor for the Egnos augmentation system, the precursor to Galileo.
  • Orbital infrastructure and space transport
    Thales Alenia Space is a major contributor to the ISS, responsible for over half of its pressurized volume, and played a major role on the ATV cargo vessels for ESA and on NASA's Cygnus program, which will also bring supplies to the ISS.
  • Supplier Online
    As a Technology provider, Thales had to propose a simple and direct tool in order to develop a mean to communicate more efficiently with our Suppliers.

Key figures


by the numbers
ELECTRIC : 3 communications satellites ordered from Thales Alenia Space will feature the 100% electric version of the new Spacebus Neo platform.
Iridium NEXT telecommunications constellation will include 81 satellites (66 operational in orbit plus 6 in-orbit spares and 9 ground spares)
number of Meteosat climate satellites Thales Alenia Space will have built as prime contractor
Thales Alenia Space is the world leader in operational space oceanography with its radar altimeters
of ISS’ pressurized volume is built by Thales Alenia Space