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 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 approximately €2.2 billion in 2022 and has around 8,500 employees in 10 countries with 17 sites in Europe and a plant in the US.


Thales Alenia Space’s main role in the project is to specify the physical interfaces and environment for the ORU-BOAS payload to be later integrated into the IOD. They will provide their expertise in big space systems and standardization activities, importantly contributing to the Satellite Construction Kit (DSSCK) documentation. Furthermore, they will also identify new market opportunities for IOS applications and a set of mission use cases that could be based on ORU-BOAS modules.