CNES orders SWOT spacecraft from Thales Alenia Space

The French space agency CNES has placed an order worth €78 million ($94 million) for the construction of the SWOT spacecraft by Thales Alenia Space.  The overall Mission is expected to cost US$1.1 billion.  The SWOT (Surface Water Ocean Topography) mission is a joint...

Telkom-3S satellite order goes to Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space received a construction order for the Telkom-3S communictions satellite from PT Telkom of Indonesia. (PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia).   The construction and delivery-to-orbit contract is reportedly valued at US$199.7 million. Telkom-3S will increase...